Oooh, Is There a Man In the House?

Artist:Art Frahm
Medium:Oil on Stretched Canvas
Dimensions:Sight Size 24" x 30"
Original Use:Calendar Art for The Goes Litho Company Chicago
Price: S O L D
Above: Detail
Above: The artist's signature
Above: Detail

Art Frahm pushes the boundaries of cheesecake pin-up in this scandalous and daring oil on canvas. Titled "Oooh, Is There a Man in the House?" this late 1940s Goes Litho calendar commissioned artwork features a brunette in shockingly sheer negligee peeking around the corner in a brazen mix of apprehension and curiosity.

Above: Framed view in handsome gold wood frame
Above: Frame profile and detail
Above: Title on back stretcher bar "Ooo is there a Man in the House?
Above: verso view of original pine stretchers and untouched canvas

Frahm is best remembered for his "embarrassment series" in which gravity defying beauties found themselves caught with their pants down, so to speak, while boarding buses, dropping off the mail, and even bowling. His name has become synonymous with lighthearted cheesecake, and while the title and situation of this pin-up certainly show why Frahm is considered a master of the genre, this winsome brunette also exhudes a level of erotic sophistication not always seen in the post-World War II pin up world.

Above: Vintage salesman sample print of image titled Who's There?

Included is a vintage sample print from a G.O.E.S. lithographic Company salesman sample book of the painting which was renamed "Who's There" and distributed with that title on Pin-up Calendars created using this image.


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