Man's World Nazi Battle Scene

Artist:Bruce Minney
Date:1960s
Medium:Gouache on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Painting measure 15" x 22" on a larger illustration board - currently matted to 22 1/2" x 33 1/2"
Condition:Excellent with publication notations in the margins
Original Use:Interior Illustration For Man's World Magazine
Price:$2,500.00

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An explosive World War II battle scene rages in this published Bruce Minney illustration. A Nazi submarine has crashed ashore and brought the fight to land in this lurid piece that is a quintessential example of the style coming out of men's magazines of this period. With three U.S. Navy soldiers wounded and down for the count, it is up to the fourth and final seaman to singlehandedly beat back the Nazis, save America, and get the girls (who seem comically misplaced in this setting, but are a staple of these types of scenes nonetheless). A daring illustration that heralds the American man as the all-encompassing hero and savior capable of fighting off any villain or threat with brute strength and rugged good looks.

Notations in the margins indicate that this was published in a February issue of Man's World magazine, likely sometime in the 1960s, though the exact year is unknown to us at this time.

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