The Make Out Room

Artist:Peter Driben
Date:1950s
Medium:Acrylic on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 21 1/2" x 26 1/2" Framed 24" x 30"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Paperback Cover Art for the Novel Library Series
Price:$4500.00
Full view of cover painting

Full view of cover painting

The artist's signature lower right

The artist's signature lower right

A subversive youth gone wild party scene original cover painting by Peter Driben likely used for a paperback book title published by the Novel Library imprint. During the 1950s a hedonistic bohemian fictional sub-culture existed where teens smoked reefer and engaged in orgiastic exploits while becoming addicted to heroin. In showing these delinquents pursuing their darkest sinful desires, the illustrators of the day seemed to take great joy and this is a prime example of this sort of homage to debauchery.

Framed view in simple gold wood frame

Framed view in simple gold wood frame

Verso view of illustration board

Verso view of illustration board

A basement unsupervised teen party that appears to have benefited from mind altering substances, the participants are either smoking, making out or riding each other as if on a carousel, a swinging party by all accounts, from the estate of Charles Martignette.



 

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