Zoe Mozert had an advantage over male artists in the 1920’s. Having paid her way through art school by modeling she saved money by posing nude for herself using a camera or mirror. Mozert produced hundreds of novel covers, calendars, advertisements and movie posters throughout her career.
“I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way.” – Jessica Rabbit
There’s something special about pin-up art. They’re idealized images that are erotic without being graphic. A pin-up is a throwback to a simpler time when a bit of art could be a motivator and not just another X rated click. Arguably pin-ups objectify women but it’s just as true that it’s an art form embraced by modern women who feel empowered by Bad Girl Art. Rockabilly chic, Suicide Girls, Dita Von Teese; The pin-up is out there and alive in performances, photography, fashion music and tattoos.