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Gil Elvgren: “Peek A View”. An American pin-up poster depicting a woman undressing. Back stamped (probably dating) “12–15-1980” and with a label marked “A433”. Colour lithograph. Poster size 43×28 cm. Frame size 52×42 cm.

In 1937, Gil Elvgren began painting calendar pin-ups for Louis F. Dow, one of America's leading publishing companies, during which time he created about 60 works on 28″ × 22″ canvas and distinguished them by a printed signature. Many of his pin-ups were reproduced as nose art on military aircraft during World War II. Around 1944, Gil was approached by Brown and Bigelow, a firm that still dominates the field in producing calendars and advertising specialties. He was associated with Brown & Bigelow from 1945 to 1972. At Brown & Bigelow Elvgren began working with 30″ × 24″ canvases, a format that he would use for the next 30 years, and signed his work in cursive.

Seller informs

This is an original American colour litograph from 1980, printed on the basis of an oil painting. Minimal signs of handling.

Please note that Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers has not physically examined this item, the estimate is solely based on the seller’s photographic material. Therefore, we cannot provide a description of the condition, and it is not possible to request a report on the item’s condition.

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1,000 kr.

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1,700 kr.  

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