Next Time

Artist:Earl Moran
Medium:Pastel on IIllustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 26" x 33" Framed 33 1/2" x 40 1/2"
Original Use:Original Calendar Art for Brown & Bigelow
Price:S O L D
Above: Full view of artwork
Above: Detail
Above: The artists signature
Above: Marilyn Monroe as posed by Earl Moran for "Next Time"

Grapefruit Moon Gallery is delighted to offer a new to the market large Brown & Bigelow commissioned original pastel illustration by Earl Moran titled "Next Time." The luminous model is of course Marilyn Monroe, before she was transformed into the platinum blonde bombshell movie star. Norma Jeane Baker was a frequent pin up model for photographers and illustrators in the late 1940's, and her alarmingly nude centerfold depiction in the first issue of Playboy Magazine in 1953 launched the sexual revolution. A large Brown & Bigelow print of the artwork is included in the sale, and the work is beautifully framed and properly lined. Works of this magnitude by Moran rarely come on the market and this is a unique opportunity to own a fantastic piece of American cultural history.

Above: Framed view in fine ornate gesso frame
Above: Verso label
Above: Detail of Marilyn's gown
Above: Title on Brown & Bigelow tear sheet Calendar
Above: Brown & Bigelow tear sheet included in sale


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