Tuesday, 23 December 2008


In the fascinating subject of pin-ups, there is one artist that outstands them all : Gil Elvgren, “the pin-up Norman Rockwell”, is as much part of American history of the 40s as Pearl Harbour or Betty Grable. His girls are pretty and colourful and suffer from never-ending sexy accidents. They suggest more than they show, in a peek-a-boo naïve/conscious way. From the working girl to the pouting wife, all these characters, although too beautiful to be true, are in fact not so different from real girls…


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