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    Billy De Vorss - Original Pin-up/Glamour Art (1940-1950). Billy De Vorss was an accomplished pin-up artist, even more impressive when you consider the fact that his artistry was self-taught. His graceful pastel beauties were published as popular calendar prints by the Louis F. Dow and Brown & Bigelow calendar companies, and adorned the covers of Beauty Parade and Flirt magazines, along with other publications throughout the 1940s. This lovely image represents a worthy example of De Vorss' glamour art work. Rendered in pastel on board, it is framed (36.5 x 28.5) with an approximate sight size of 33 x 25, and is signed lower left. This painting was reproduced in The Great American Pin-up (Martignette & Meisel), page 126 fig. 258.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2003
    6th-10th Thursday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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