Beat That

Artist:Gil Elvgren
Medium:Oil on Stretched Canvas
Dimensions:Sight Size 24" x 30" Framed 30" x 36"
Original Use:Original Calendar Art for Brown & Bigelow
Price:S O L D
Above: Full view
Above: The artists signature
Above: Brown & Bigelow back label

A fun sassy cowgirl is featured in this original oil on canvas by Gil Elvgren. This work was created for a 1953 Brown & Bigelow commissioned calendar titled Beat That. This rare surviving Western Americana/pin up cross collectible image is fresh, bright, and a defining work by the well listed master illustrator. Verso retains original Brown & Bigelow label and this is in untouched original condition as seen. Grapefruit Moon Gallery sold this work previously and are delighted to be able to offer it again on consignment for a collector who is making wall space for new acquisitions.

Above: Brown & Bigelow Salesman Folio "Business Builders Annual 1954"
Above: Framed in period rustic wood frame
Above: Verso view
Above: Detail

A new auction record on the artist Gil Elvgren was set June 5th 2008 at Heritage Galleries when the Brown & Bigelow Commissioned Work "FASCINATION" Lot #66097 sold for $262,900.00, in the same sale another Elvgren oil on canvas "SKIRTING THE ISSUE" reached $203,150.00!

Above: The High Water Mark for Gil Elvgren sold for $262,900.00 June 5th 2008

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