A lurid, action filled, original pulp cover oil on canvas by Harry Lemon Parkhurst / H. L. Parkhurst, one of the premier artists creating spicy pulp imagery for Culture Publications during the 1930s - 40s. This work illustrates "It's Your Funeral" by Robert A. Garron and was used as the cover for the June 1941 issue of Private Detective.
Surviving pulp paintings for this title and by this artist are scarce and this painting has it all; action, danger, drama, menace and movement.
This work has been relined and has benefited from expert restoration and cleaning. It displays with great impact. This is a rare surviving and really spectacular example of a spicy pulp cover painting from the art deco era.