Original signed oil painting by Art Frahm commissioned in 1950 for the Messenger Publishing Company for reproduction on calendars and the like. It has been has been archivally restored, relined by a conservator and beautifully framed. Painting in Larson-Juhl frame dimension with frame approximately 26.5 in.Frahm lived in Chicago, and was active from the 1940s to 1960s. He is best known for his Ladies in Distress or Embarrassment series - pictures involving beautiful young women whose panties mysteriously flutter to the ground in public situations. One of his earliest works was a painting of the man on the Quaker Oats container.
Another iconic image was the classic Coppertone ad that featured a 3-year-old girl having her bathing suit bottom pulled by a dog. Other companies that utilized the work of Frahm were Coca-Cola, RC (Royal Crown), Schlitz, Miller, Libby and Crane Plumbing. Provenance: Frank Messenger opened a large publishing house, the Messenger Publishing Company, in 1913, in the Midwest, began the Messenger Art Collection in. Primarily devoted to religious images for calendars, prayer cards and the like, the business expanded into other areas such as pinups, wildlife, Americana, historic art and more. Many original works were commissioned for reproduction purposes.This massive collection of 4-5000 works of art was acquired in 2010 by a new owner and slowly restored. The collection is now available for sale to the public. The item "Art Frahm rare signed original oil painting Woman Against Red, pin-up'50s MC101" is in sale since Wednesday, November 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".inc" and is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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