The Toast Of The Town

Artist:Victor Tchetchet
Date:1950
Medium:Pastel on illustration board
Dimensions:Sight Size 13" by 19" Framed 25 1/2" by 32 1/2"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Calendar Art
Price:$8500.00
Detail

Detail

The artist's signature and date of 1950 lower right

The artist's signature and date of 1950, lower right

Detail

Detail

Dating to 1950, The Toast of The Town is a captivating, pin-up pastel by noted illustrator and occasional calendar artist Victor Tchetchet. In an unusual nod to Coles Phillips's "Fadeaway Girls", the artist depicts this nude blonde reveler disappearing into the background even as she commands the full attention of the viewer, giving the work an almost dream-like quality.

Tchetchet is best known for his pin-up The Favorite Model, and for his many movie magazine covers. We have never come across the published version of this pastel, though presumably it was a commissioned pin-up calendar illustration. Beautifully double matted under glass in a handsome gallery frame.

Framed view

Framed view



 

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