A 1942 original pastel on board by Cardwell Higgins created for an advertising display sign for “Adola Brassieres.” Higgins executed a series of these images all with erotically charged pin up girl style and often times set in Hawaii as in this example. This is the only known surviving pastel from this campaign, the text on the die-cut display created from the artwork read “The Secret To a Lovely Figure.”
Below are other examples of Adola Brassieres die-cut display signs we purchased from the estate of Charles Martignette at his estate auction in Florida. Sadly we acquired this pastel months after selling the display sign so the scan seen above confirms the usage of the work but is not included with sale.
Work is nicely framed and matted behind glass and ready to enjoy.