Pin Up Girl With Garlands

Artist:Enoch Bolles
Medium:Oil on Stretched Canvas
Dimensions:Sight Size 30" x 22" Framed 27" x 35"
Original Use:Cover Art for Breezy Stories - June 1945
Price:S O L D
Above: Full view of oil on Canvas
Above: Detail
Above: The artwork as it appeared on the cover, June 1945

A rare surviving original cover painting by Enoch Bolles which appeared as the cover for the June 1945 Issue of Breezy Stories an envelope pushing, spicy pulp publication of much notoriety. This was most likely painted earlier than the published date noted here, as the magazine was in the practice of re-using existing artwork for its covers and the style and imagery mark this as coming from the 1930s, when Bolles produced his most inventive and important work. Grapefruit Moon Gallery sold this work in 2006 and recently reacquired it; we are delighted to offer it again for sale. Work is nicely framed and ready to hang.

Above: Verso view of old canvas and original pine stretchers
Above: Detail
Above: Framed view in new fine gallery frame

We rarely come across paintings by Enoch Bolles and it is speculated that many original works were destroyed by the artist himself. A recent auction result of $28,600.00 proves his cult-like popularity and status within the illustration art market.


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