GIL ELVGREN - THE LITTLE BOOK OF PIN-UP
Gil Elvgren - Dian Hanson
[Erotica - Vintage - PinUp]
He’s called the King of Pin-up for good reason. Gillette Elvgren (1914–1980) kown as Gil, created some 700 pin-up oils during his long career, more than any other calendar artist. His subjects were flirty, sassy, playful and spirited, quintessential American girls who found themselves unintentionally exposed in myriad ways. They first rose to popularity among troops in World War II, and continued inspiring male fantasies well into the 1970s. Today Elvgren’s recognition factor is greater than ever, as his images are collected by men and women alike. From his first mid-‘30s paintings through the 1970s, it’s all here, more portable, affordable, and adorable than ever!
Taschen (2015) 198 p. 13 x 17 cm - Multilingual English, French, German