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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

revisiting art frahm's peculiar pin-ups

(click to enlarge) last sunday i remembered the quirky story of pin-up artist art frahm when i stumbled across one of his prints (now hanging on my wall, as pictured). a quick frahm refresher:

art frahm was an active artist in the 50s and 60s specializing in pin-up illustration. he periodically returned to one specific theme throughout the decade, creating his most famous series – (aka, best paintings ever). as the brilliantly hilarious site by describes, each piece shares specific elements: overflowing grocery bag/leering man in uniform/"whoops i lost my undies." neither common physics nor logical explanation mattered much to frahm as the pictures bend to his imaginative world rather than any strict realism.

. truly a work of genius.


check out this great remix of goldfrapp's utopia by new ears (mp3).


Anonymous said...

nice picture! How much did you pay for it

2/06/2007 08:27:00 AM
Anonymous said...

Thanks Gary T, I've been looking for a new collection to start and I think you have found it for me.

2/06/2007 10:55:00 AM

This is awesome, Gary!

In doing a bit more Frahm research, i found that a while back BoingBoing had posted a link to a Flickr collection of photos where alt/goth models are recreating some of these tittilating situations!

Warning: Not all images are super work safe.

2/06/2007 01:02:00 PM

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