Thursday, January 19, 2017
Most of it is advertising art -- calendar girls, movie star portraits, etc. -- but the one in the center is my favorite, and the first piece of his that I bought. She's a cut-down WWI-era poster for war saving stamps. The poster originally read "Joan of Arc Saved France -- You Can Save Too."
I've seen the whole poster on Ebay, and it's not that expensive, but this is how I found Joan, and a friend framed her for me, so that's how she'll stay.
All the art in the living room is by the same artist. I love that era of commercial illustration, and for a while he was very easy to find. (Not so much anymore, possibly because I acquired most of it).