Cubist Maidens

Artist:Virgil Finlay
Date:1962
Medium:Mixed Medium
Dimensions:Sight Size 10 3/4" x 14" Framed 21 3/4" x 26 1/4"
Condition:Mint
Original Use:Fine Art
Price:S O L D
Above: Detail
Above: The artist's signature and date lower right
Above: Framed and matted behind glass in wide profile frame

"Cubist Maidens" is a lyrical and poignant original mixed medium fine art painting by the prolific and well remembered science fiction and pulp cover artist Virgil Finlay. Work is signed and dated lower left and again on the verso. Modernist and inventive in style, the work is executed in grease pencil and water color, with a scratchboard technique of cutting back into the drawing used to define the faces. This unusual example deftly shows the technical mastery and imagination of this important American illustrator.

Above: Verso view before framing
Above: Date on verso December 24 ,1962

Painting is framed and matted behind glass in a beautiful wide profile frame that shows the painting to great effect.

Above: Frame detail and corner profile


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Spirit Of Capri

Grapefruitmoongallery is proud to offer one of 3 original commissioned large circular oil paintings that adorned the restaurant walls of Larue's a legendary Hollywood, Sunset Blvd. haunt that was owned by gangster character actor Jack LaRue. Henry Clive was a frequent patron and close friend of LaRue, and this painting, titled Spirit of Capri was purchased directly from the restaurant about 45 years ago by the artist's son Henry Clive O'Hara. In addition to being a prolific cover illustrator for Randolph Hearst's American Weekly, Clive painted several large risque and attention garnering commissioned mural works for Hollywood landmarks like The Jade and The Masquers Club as well as LaRue's.