This is the first of two provocative, cheeky, and sexy large nude original pin-ups we are offering by the classic American illustrator Ren Wicks.
Wicks, a pin-up artist who was frequently commissioned to create advertising art for aviation and wartime industries, has been called the master of “wings and women.”
This large and lovely gouache on illustration board features the infamous sharpshooter Annie Oakley re-imagined as a voluptuous reclining beauty. This painting is perfect in theme and scale for a tavern, pool room, or den.
It was originally created for and displayed at Reno’s historic casino, Harold’s Club, and reproduced in the club’s 1968 calendar Famous And Infamous Ladies Of The Old West.
In the late 1960’s, Harold’s Club commissioned a different popular pin-up artist each year to create a custom calendar–other commissioned artists include Fritz Willis. This artwork is in mint condition and framed in an eye-catching gesso frame.