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Gil Elvgren: All His Glamorous American Pin-ups





$15.00




 





Description

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.





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