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    Peter Driben (1903-1968) Original Pulp Magazine Cover (1925-1933). A beautiful oil on canvas pulp cover painting by Peter Driben, best known for his overtly sensual and playful pin-up images. Published as the cover for the Gay Parisienne pulp magazine, Driben painted this stunning showgirl while he was living in Paris. A unique offering, as Driben worked primarily in oil on board, this painting has the distinction of being the only known oil on canvas pulp cover by the artist. Peter Driben had an enormously successful career in the commercial art field. In addition to his success as a glamour artist, he produced advertising and promotional images, including publicity and poster work for Warner Brothers' The Maltese Falcon in 1931.

    In the early 1940s, Driben's voluptuous, leggy, and high-spirited lovelies began appearing on the covers of numerous magazines, including Beauty Parade, EyeFul, Flirt, Titter, Wink, and Whisper, and made him one of the most well-known pin-up artists of his time. Today, pin-up enthusiasts avidly search for copies of Driben's delightful and sexy magazine covers and original paintings, a fitting tribute to Driben's astounding achievement as a pin-up and glamour artist. Executed in oil on canvas, this painting measures 34 x 28 and is signed lower middle. There are three small repairs to the back of the canvas which do not affect the central image or the overall appearance of the painting. A cover of the published Gay Parisienne magazine is included.


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