Just Right

Artist:Gil Elvgren
Medium:Oil on Stretched Canvas
Dimensions:Sight Size 24" x 32" Framed 30" x 38"
Original Use:Pin Up Art for the Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company
Price: S O L D
Above: Full view of "Just Right"
Above: The artist's signature lower right
Above: A March 1964 Published Brown & Bigelow Blotter included in sale.
Above: Framed view in handsome custom made gallery frame

An original 1962 oil on canvas by Gilette Elvgren commissioned by the Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company and published under the titles "Just Right","Hat's Nice" and "The Eyeds of March". This sexy pin-up masterwork explores the silk stockings & garters scenario for which the artist is best known. A brunette Elvgren girl admires her wiles in an aptly named vanity mirror in this provocative over the shoulder derriere exposed creation. For those of you not keeping track, recent auctions have seen Elvgren's pin-up works for Brown & Bigelow topping $200,000.00 on three recent occasions. The high water mark of $262,900.00 was seen at Heritage Auctions June 5th, 2008 sale in Dallas Texas (Lot #66097).

Above: Detail of radiant pin-up girl
Above: Detail
Above: Detail

This original commissioned pin-up is in a fine state of preservation and is framed in a custom made gallery frame that accents her curves well. By all accounts "The Great American Pin-up" personified.

Above: Verso view of untouched canvas and stretchers
Above: Verso notations on pine stretchers
Above: Verso view of original pine stretchers
Above: 1964 B & B datebook mailing calendar titled "Hat's Nice" included in sale


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