Silver Doll

Artist:Stanley Borack
Date:1954
Medium:Oil On Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 10 3/4" x 13 1/4" Framed 16" X 19 1/4"
Condition:Very good with a thin cut line evident across the top of the background painted surface where the cover text insert was applied
Original Use:Cover for Silver Doll, Dell Books
Price:$4500.00
Full view

Full view

The artwork as it appeared in print for Dell Books - #762 (included in sale)

The artwork as it appeared in print for Dell Books - #762 (included in sale)

Framed and matted under glass

Framed and matted under glass

Stanley Borack created this striking, evocative and finely rendered painting for the cover of the 1954 Dell Books paperback Silver Doll by Blair Treynor. A lurid pulp fiction page turner set in Sin City; the back cover slug advertises "the story of a man in the rackets; of the doll who wanted to keep him there, and the woman who wanted to bail out...a smart gal in a sucker's set-up..."
Illustration has been nicely matted and framed under glass and a nice clean edition of the published paperback is included in the sale. Painting has a fine cut line in the surface which mimics the title outlay on the published paperback as it appeared in print, this is a remnant from the publishing process and does not interfere with any of the figures appearing in the illustration.

Frame corner profile detail

Frame corner profile detail



 

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