|Detail from Jon Whitcomb - Dressing her Holiday Hair|
The current auction has work ranging from Dean Cornwell, Robert McGinnis and Michael Whelan to some great unattributed gouache paintings for Coca-Cola and some fun cheesy pulp covers. Some of the images are NSFW but when you create an account you can enable a filter.
The best part though, is the very high resolution and accurate scans that are made of the images. Here are some highlights from the show. Be sure to click on them to see them at high res (you might need to right click and open in a new tab/window to see them full size), or head on over the the site and check out all the lots. There are nearly 500 images!
|Dean Cornwell - Sir Walter's Farewell|
|Cool to zoom in and see the quick sketch lines of this preliminary study|
|Harold Anderson - A Good Table is an American Tradition|
|Gil Elvgren - High and Shy - charcoal|
|Gil Elvgren - High and Shy|
|James Avati - A Swell Looking Girl|
|James Avati - Rage of the Soul|
|John Berkey - Up in Space|
|Jon Whitcomb - Dressing her Holiday Hair|
|Leyendecker - Upset Stomach|
|Michael Whelan - A Spell for Chameleon|
|Norman Rockwell - Ford Holiday Greeting Card|
|Robert MacGuire - Fatherhood Fever - crop|
|Robert MacGuire - Fatherhood Fever|
|Unsigned - Red Cross Roll Call|
Another Coke ad. Oil and Gouache. I think that woman is mentally bashing this guy over the head with that bowling ball. The shifty side ways glance is a giveaway. One a side note, look how small the serving size of the soft drink is! Considering the ice, that is maybe 4 ounces of soda. This was before American waistlines blossomed.
Victor Livoti. Another artist new to me. Cool efficient style. Mixed media, some of which looks like gouache again. Lots of killer gouache work.
|Victor Livoti - The Beautiful People|
|Walter Baumhoffer - Great Son, Cosmopolitan - crop|
|Walter Baumhoffer - Great Son, Cosmopolitan|
Lastly this great piece by Philip Lyford. Strong composition and excellent economy of brush work. The head of the foreground figure is brilliant. Seriously.
|Philip Lyford - Spreading the News|