Heritage Auctions offers top names in pinups, illustration art May 14-15

Leroy Neiman, perhaps the most influential sports artist of the 1960s and 1970s, is represented in the auction by his masterful 1967 acrylic on Masonite titled ‘Racing,’ which is  expected to bring more than $50,000. Heritage Auctions images.

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.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

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+).

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.