A glamorous, art deco Petty Girl mixed media illustration from 1938 that appeared in the pages of Esquire Magazine with the quip “Thanks for the hospitality, Mr. Grover, but I don’t mind going home in the rain.“ In this sophisticated rendering, we see a sexy svelte blonde in a form fitting satin gown looking through a curtain to the lightning storm outside. Pondering her options, the lovely model decides that though the skies may appear ominous, her real dangers lie in the advances of one Mr. Grover. This image also appears in Petty – A Portfolio From Esquire. A complete folio of these prints culled from Esquire is included in the sale. Our gallery sold this painting in April of 2014, we were delighted to recently acquire the work again.
This original George Petty work is in a pristine state of conservation and has been handsomely silk matted and framed behind glass in an art deco modernist stepped profile gallery frame.