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The Vintage Pin – Ups of Art Frahm Gallery 1

Art Frahm is best known for his “ladies in distress” pictures involving beautiful young women whose panties mysteriously fall to their ankles in very public places. Whether in the process of bowling, walking the dog, changing a tire or most … Continue reading

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The Pin Up Girls of Celeste Giuliano Photography

“Servin up the best cheesecake in town!” Philadelphia is famous for many things, but what comes to mind is not the liberty bell, it’s my love of a good Philly Cheese Steak sandwich, and my love of the Cheese Cake … Continue reading

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Gil Elvgren Vintage Pin Ups gallery 12

Gil Elvgren was America’s pre-eminent pin-up artist , had a simple (though, admittedly, a bit lecherous sounding) criteria for creating his beautiful calendar girls: each had to have a “fifteen-year-old face on a twenty-year-old body.”  During a career that spanned … Continue reading

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The Vintage Pin Up Art of Al Buell

Self taught, by 1940 Al Buell had opened his own studio, and  was among the artists who contributed to Esquire’s Gallery of Glamour commencing in 1946. Alfred Leslie Buell was born in 1910 in Hiawatha, Kansas. He briefly considered an … Continue reading

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Harry Ekman Vintage Pin Ups

  A Chicago artist, Harry Ekman worked side by side with fellow Sundblom shop veteran Gil Elvgren, developing a lush style in oils uncannily like  that of his mentor Harry Ekman (1923-1999)Ekman’s girls have the same fresh, wholesome glow as Elvgren’s, … Continue reading

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The Vintage Pin – Ups of Art Frahm Gallery 2

This is our second series on Art Frahm, the first gallery is here, The Vintage Pin – Ups of Art Frahm Gallery 1 Art Frahm is best known for his “ladies in distress” pictures involving beautiful young women whose panties … Continue reading

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Vintage Pin-Up Posters of Gil Elvgren Gallery 9

Gillette A. Elvgren was born on the 15th March 1914, in St. Paul, Minnesota. He started at the Minnesota Art Institute studying architecture but soon realised that he loved painting more, for this reason he moved to Chicago with his … Continue reading

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