Persuasive Pin-Up

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Al Buell

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The Indiscreet Mrs. Jarvis


Rejected by the draft Al Buell spent World War II painting popular and patriotic pin ups for Brown & Bigelow. After the war he contributed to Esquire’s Gallery of Glamour and was also well known as a Coca Cola artist. His originals are in oil on board not canvass and much smaller than examples than other artists. This may explain the delicacy of his work. Buell was known as a master of the wholesome girl next door who just happens to be underclad and thinking about something naughty.



I’m not badI’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.

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4 Comments

  1. Acadia Einstein
    July 19, 2015 at 10:26 am

    What’s that weird thing on the left? A radiator?

    • Chikuba Kyojin-Shu
      July 19, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      All the Phallic symbols and the “string of pearls” and you’re worried about the cheesy fifties decor. BTW the movie version of the Indiscreet Mrs. Jarvis was one to get an Alan Smithee credit because it was so terrible.

      • Joseph Bowley
        July 19, 2015 at 5:57 pm

        The size of the lipstick pretty much says everything about Mr. Jarvis

  2. Penny
    PennyReply
    July 20, 2015 at 5:01 am

    your both just naughty minded boys about a pretty picture (snickers behind her hand)

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