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T25 Pin-Ups, Gil Elvgren By Louis K. Meisel

T25 Pin-Ups, Gil Elvgren by Louis K. Meisel

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Summary

Post-depression America was in desperate need of a defining iconography that would lift it out of the black and white doldrums, and it came in the form of Gil Elvgren's Technicolor fantasies of the American dream. His technique involved photographing models and then painting them into hyper-reality.

T25 Pin-Ups, Gil Elvgren Summary

T25 Pin-Ups, Gil Elvgren by Louis K. Meisel

Post-depression America was in desperate need of a defining iconography that would lift it out of the black and white doldrums, and it came in the form of Gil Elvgren's Technicolor fantasies of the American dream. His technique - which earned him a reputation as "The Norman Rockwell of cheesecake" - involved photographing models and then painting them into gorgeous hyper-reality, with longer legs, more flamboyant hair and gravity-defying busts, and in the process making them the perfect moral-boosting eye-candy for every homesick private.

T25 Pin-Ups, Gil Elvgren Reviews

"Glamour is back... TASCHEN offers us a look back at these calendar and advertisement goddesses of which Gil Elvgren is king." erotisme-fr.com, France"

About Louis K. Meisel

Louis K. Meisel is owner and manager of one of the oldest contemporary art galleries in Soho, New York. He has published monographs on Charles Bell and Richard Estes, as well as the books Photorealism and Photorealism Since 1980. Charles G. Martignette is an art dealer, art historian, journalist, and writer. Pictures from his collection have been exhibited in the Smithsonian Institution as well as many other American and European museums.

Additional information

GOR001506305
9783836503051
3836503050
T25 Pin-Ups, Gil Elvgren by Louis K. Meisel
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Taschen GmbH
2008-03-25
272
N/A
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