DescriptionMauro Scali - Original Pin-up Painting (c.1960). Another Scali girl, this one with a winter theme, a ski girl polishing boots. Mauro Scali had much of his pin-up work published by Esquire. He worked both in oils and watercolor, producing significantly different looks in each medium. This painting is rendered in gouache on board, framed (22 x 19) with an approximate sight size of 14 x 11, and is signed lower right. This image was reproduced in The Great American Pin-up (Martignette & Meisel) on page 370, fig. 878. A photo of the calendar page is included.
We've been fortunate enough to receive updated information from Mauro Scali's daughter, Sharon. Thank you, Sharon, and we're including it here:
"I just wanted to give you a little more background on him as an fyi ... as you mentioned only a couple of oil on canvas pieces known to exist.
"Actually he did many more pieces later in life. I am not certain of the total number of original pinups in existence, I know that several were bought by collectors in the years he and my brother owned and operated their art gallery in New Orleans. But in terms of oils on canvas, there are many held by collectors throughout the U.S. Particularly in his ballet series produced from 1978 until his death 14 years ago.
"One of his pieces, 'Jete' was selected as the International Ballet Competition's poster ... signed, limited edition prints remain available of that piece.
"Another, 'Time Out' was also produced as a limited edition serigraph and our family holds a number of these prints still."
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