A Neat Package

Artist:Gil Elvgren
Medium:Oil on Stretched Canvas
Dimensions:Sight Size 24" x 30" Framed 28" x 34"
Original Use:Calendar Art for Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company
Price:S O L D
Above: Detail
Above: The artist's signature

An original 1961 Oil on Canvas by Gilette Elvgren commissioned by the Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company and published under the title "A Neat Package". A sexy Elvgren pin-up that explores the silk stockings and garters scenario that the artist is best known for. For those of you not keeping track, recent auctions have seen Elvgren's pin-up works for Brown & Bigelow topping $200,000.00 on two occasions with a high water mark of $262,900.00 at Heritage Auctions June 5th sale in Dallas Texas (Lot #66097).

Above: Verso view and original pine stretchers
Above: Notations on back stretcher
Above: Framed in period wood frame

This work is featured on page 174; plate #419 in "Gil Elvgren All his Glamorous pin-ups," and included in the sale is this large printed 1962 Advertising Calendar by Brown & Bigelow with artwork image.

Above: A large framed vintage 1962 advertsing calendar of Brown & Bigelow artwork (included in sale)


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