A fun sassy cowgirl is featured in this original oil on canvas by Gil Elvgren. This work was created for a 1953 Brown & Bigelow commissioned calendar titled Beat That. This rare surviving Western Americana/pin up cross collectible image is fresh, bright, and a defining work by the well listed master illustrator. Verso retains original Brown & Bigelow label and this is in untouched original condition as seen. Grapefruit Moon Gallery sold this work previously and are delighted to be able to offer it again on consignment for a collector who is making wall space for new acquisitions.
A new auction record on the artist Gil Elvgren was set June 5th 2008 at Heritage Galleries when the Brown & Bigelow Commissioned Work “FASCINATION” Lot #66097 sold for $262,900.00, in the same sale another Elvgren oil on canvas “SKIRTING THE ISSUE” reached $203,150.00!