The Girl from the Mimosa Club

Artist:Edwin Georgi
Date:1956
Medium:Gouache on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 13" x 16" Framed 18 3/4" x 23 3/4"
Condition:Mint
Original Use:Interior Illustration The Saturday Evening Post 1957
Price:$5,800.00
Mixed medium depiction, full view

Full view of image

Artist's signature

Artist's signature

February 16, 1957 Saturday Evening Post where painting is featured in interior. Included in sale.

February 16, 1957 Saturday Evening Post where painting is featured in interior. Included in sale.

Interior of Saturday Evening Post.

Interior of Saturday Evening Post.

Detail of the courtroom scene

Detail of the courtroom scene

This dramatic and tightly rendered painting by Edwin Georgi illustrates "The Girl from the Mimosa Club" an interior story from the February 17, 1957 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. The tense  courtroom portrayal has a bit of a Perry Mason vibe, and it comes from the moment when Earle Stanley Gardner's pulp fiction novels were about to burst onto the TV scene and become an American pop culture sensation. The lovely Georgi girl is identified as "Policewoman O'Keefe," and this work confirms our suspicion that illustrators frequently created their finest works for inclusion in The Saturday Evening Post, perhaps America's flagship weekly glossy magazine.

Detail of Policewoman O'Keefe

Detail of Policewoman O'Keefe

Above: Verso notations and Saturday Evening Post label dated 9/11/56

Edwin Georgi is our favorite late period illustrator his style is inventive, original, and unique. Numerous examples of his "Georgi Girl" depictions hang in the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Above: Verso notations
Above: Verso view
Above: verso label
Framed view in original handsome wood enameled frame behind glass.

Framed view in original handsome wood enameled frame behind glass.



 

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