Wink

Artist:Peter Driben
Date:1949
Medium:Oil on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 25" X 32" Framed 28" X 35"
Condition:Excellent - please call or write for a condition report
Original Use:Cover for Wink Magazine - August 1949, Beauty Parade - 1956
Price:$15,000.00 $12,000.00

 

Full view

The artist's signature lower right

Wink Magazine - August, 1949; included in sale.

February 1956 - Beauty Parade included in sale.

This large and vibrant Peter Driben pin-up girl illustration was created for use as the August 1949 cover of Wink Magazine - A Whirl Of Girls.  Classic cheesecake, this painting also appeared as the February 1956 cover of Beauty Parade - The World's Loveliest Girls. Along with being lovely, Driben's pin-up creations are recognized as some of the most flamboyant and unique works in the genre, with girls who looked both low-rent and up-for-anything when compared to the more austere Varga and Petty girls who graced the pages of Esquire. This is a quintessential Driben pin-up, with the voluptuous blonde model in leg show garter girl allure winking to the viewer (as what could be more appropriate for this commission?). In her excellent analysis on the artist in the Taschen volume The Art Of Pin-up, author Dian Hanson notes "Driben's girls couldn't really be called "good". Their costumes were consciously trashy, their heels whorishly high and their thighs just too far too voluptuous."
And presumably; therein lies the appeal! Painting is in excellent condition and handsomely framed under glass, please call or write for a condition report.

Detail

Detail

Plaque on frame detail

Framed view under UV glass



 

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