A modern, inventive, and vertically compressed nude by the New York artist Gilbert Stone dated 1978 and signed by the artist. The model was the artist’s wife Carol, who, like the artist, sadly died young. Before his career was cut short by his death in 1984, Stone’s work was exhibited around the world and included in public and private collections like the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, and the Brooklyn Museum. His illustrations appeared in publications such as Esquire, The London Times, Sports Illustrated, New York Magazine and Playboy, National Geographic, Art Voices, also as album covers and books, for which he received three Gold Medals from the Society of Illustrators, three Art Directors Awards and the Chicago Art Directors Club.
Artist: Gilbert Stone