Roses From You

Artist:Art Frahm
Date:1956
Medium:Oil on Stetched Canvas
Dimensions:Sight Size 24" x 32" Framed to 29" x 37"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Calendar Art for The Goes Litho Company
Price:$6850.00
Above: Full view of painting
Above: The artist's signature lower right
Above: Detail of good girl art posed pin-up

An original Calendar published large and luminous oil on canvas by noted and prolific pin up illustrator Art Frahm used in 1956 by "The Goes Litho. Company" of Chicago, Illinois. This well preserved, pristine in fact pin up painting displays to fine effect Art Frahm's softer and less rough around the edges sensibilities and provides a good girl art glamour counterpart to his infamous series of "panties dropped" pin up paintings that have recently sold from the Charles Martignette estate and found buyers at between $20,000 - $25,000.00 per work at auction.

Above: Verso stretcher notations in artists hand
Above: Frame detail
Above: Verso view of untouched canvas and stretchers

Art Frahm, the prolific and versatile Chicago area artist was likely a Sundblom-shop graduate. Many of his works were outstanding examples of the glamour genre, with perfectly groomed, idealized prom dates essentially glowing in the midst of romantic and soft settings.

In addition to his pin up work, his commercial art ranged from magazine cover illustration to "hobo"and school safety themed calendar paintings.

Above: Goes Litho Company inventory number and date of 1956
Above: Framed in handsome gallery frame


 

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