An Evening Orchid
An Evening Orchid by American Painter Art Frahm (1907 – 1981); Pin-up Girl and Advertising Artist from the 1940s to the 1960s
This is a beautiful pin-up girl glamour illustration of a sexy blonde in an open back off shoulder black evening dress, wearing black arms length evening gloves, a pearl choker necklace, a black bow tied to the back of her hair and a pink corsage placed on the back left of her dress; set against a cherry red and black background.
This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a canvas print online.
Info Below Derived From Wikipedia.org
Frahm is best known for his “Ladies in Distress” pin-up girls paintings in which beautiful young women casually going about their daily business suddenly and mysteriously have their panties fall to the ground in a variety of public situations, causing maximum embarrassment and often causing them to spill their bag of groceries.
In one of Frahm’s noted idiosyncratic touches, celery is often depicted. The falling-panties paintings were also imitated by other pin-up artists, such as Jay Scott Pike and Al Brulé.
In addition to pin-ups, Frahm created a series of humorous hobo themed calendar illustrations. Another set of paintings celebrated traffic safety, complete with smiling, chubby crossing guards and schoolchildren (one such painting appears as a calendar print in the background of a bar scene in the movie Hud). His advertising art included works for Coca-Cola and Coppertone.