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    Cardwell S. Higgins (1902-1983) Original Advertising Preliminary Painting (c.1930). Cardwell S. Higgins had an extraordinary career that began as a student under Harvey Dunn and Dean Cornwell. He worked at Paramount Pictures in the late 1920s -- along with Alberto Vargas -- and continued to hone his unique style. During the 1930s and early 1940s, Higgins' unabashed art deco pin-up images appeared on the covers of such magazines as Esquire, Film Fun, Silk Stocking Stories, and Screen Humor. One of his most memorable creations was the leggy beauty that graced a billboard ad for Palisades Park in New York's Time Square. He was also well known for his advertising and promotional images, and this offering, a preliminary drawing, is an excellent example. Zip was a hair removal product, and what better way to present its results than on the legs of a lovely pin-up model? Rendered in mixed media on board, it is framed (22 x 18) with a sight size of approximately 16 x 12. There is a label from the artist's studio on the back of the art.

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    March, 2003
    6th-9th Thursday-Sunday
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