BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Heritage Auctions will offer the greatest names in pinups, pulps and illustration art on May 14-15. Original works by Gil Elvgren, Patrick Nagel, Leroy Neiman and Alberto Vargas top the auction lineup.
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Featured is Gil Elvgren and his 1950 Brown & Bigelow calendar illustration, High and Shy (estimate: $60,000+).
Patrick Nagel, one of the greatest modern illustrators, is represented by a vintage, peak period work: an acrylic on canvas titled Mirage, 1982 (estimate $50,000+).
After Elvgren, in terms of pinups, there is none greater than the name of Alberto Vargas, represented in this auction with a tantalizing watercolor, Red-headed Pin-Up with Guitar (estimate: $20,000+).