Wednesday, June 1, 2011

hanging the Pulp show

Hey team
yesterday at Society of Illustrators we worked on hanging Pulp Art: The Robert Lesser Collection, to go on display later this week.
Let me tell you, it is quite a show.
It has cowboys, aliens, hardboiled detectives, and a lot of dishy 1940's babes about to meet horrible fates. A perfect snapshot of who we were in America in the 30s and 40s.
Here's a couple quick pics for you, obviously they do it no justice so you will have to go see it for yourself.
some pieces awaiting installation

cover illo from a pulp called The Pirate of Wall Street

some of the hardboiled stuff

this piece was one of my favorites. very unusual for a pulp cover. in spite of the dangling corpse it has a Van Gogh/Ukiyo-E flavor to it

I loved this one. Great paint quality, and observe, there is a tiny man being dissected.

poor lass. there is no telling what that nasty cowboy might do to her.

this piece was the cover for a 1941 pulp entitled (I shit you not) JAPS INVADE AMERICA!

1 comment:

Vincent said...

With the cowboy damsel pic, I love how the thing keeping the tied up hero from speaking freely is his MASSIVE heroic jaw. If he hadn't done so many chin push-ups, maybe he wouldn't be in the situation he's in.