Pinup: The Illegitimate Art

Pinup: The Illegitimate Art

Pinup: The Illegitimate Art

Finally, a second book on glamour art by the author/artist of Bettie Page: Queen of Hearts. Now, for the first time, Jim Silke shares his hilarious first-person account of life as a "pinup" artist - from the comic-strip vixens that influenced his youth, to his real-life adventures photographing Hollywood's most beautiful starlets and models, to his slaving over magical images of Bettie Page, Brigitte Bardot and a host of other beauties. Lavishly illustrated - with over 100 new images by Silke and classic "girl artists" George Petty, Coby Whitmore, Enoch Bolles, Al Parker, Rolf Armstrong and others. Pin-Up: The Illegitimate Art is a delightful, sharp, insightful look at the "bedtime babies," "devil women" and "bare-naked ladies" that graced the walls-and hearts-of red-blooded lady lovers the world over. Silke is one of the few artists who could write this story. From his Grammy Award-winning stint as a music industry art director to his years as a magazine publisher, glamour photographer, screenwriter and comic book artist, Silke's sensual artistic vision has made a distinct and lasting impact on contemporary culture.

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