Sarahjane and Dan Murphy discuss pulpy history and Grapefruit Moon Gallery’s exhibit of original pulp cover art entitled “Hard Boiled Art” in these KMSP clips. Pulp magazine covers were very sensational and were considered the most important aspect in the sales of any particular pulp series. Socially acceptable boundaries were often tested and the topics reflected the then current popular culture. Only 1% of art created for pulp still exists, and “Hard Boiled Art” is a rare look at some stunning examples of these covers from the 1930s to the 1960s.
On display November 5th to December 6th, 2009.