“The Esquire Girls – a dozen visions to give the New Year a beautiful start” These popular calendars were only available during the New Year’s season. Ernest Chiracka painted all 12 in 1953 and then all 12 plus two more for good luck in 1954. He’d hire as many as six different models to assemble his perfect vision of an ideal beauty.
“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.