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    George Petty (1894-1975) Original Pin-up (1948).
    Appeared as "March" in the 1948 True magazine calendar. This painting was also reproduced as a full-page pin-up in True magazine with the caption: "If I act dumb, what's your gripe? You want the intellectual type?" This image also appeared on matchbook covers, in addition to a special "Petty Girl" wallet.
    Watercolor on board, image size approximately 17.5 x 14. Signed upper right.
    There is a glue residue visible in several areas of the painting from changes made by the artist.
    Several published versions, some of which are photos or photocopies, are included.
    Reproduced in Petty, The Classic Pin-up Art of George Petty (Austin), on the rear dustjacket cover, and as a full page in The Great American Pin-up (Martignette & Meisel), page 257, fig. 592.
    keywords: illustrator, illustration, beauty, fashion, Esquire artist, Jantzen swim suit artist, Ice Capades artist, glamour


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    July, 2003
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