Pinup Primer: Now, That’s A Fine Piece of Art


Pinup Art
Pinup girls peaked in popularity during World War II, when soldiers tacked them to the inside of their lockers. Recently, however, the value of the original paintings has surged (some fetch upwards of $200,000), and now Taschen is celebrating the genre’s greatest practitioners in The Art of Pin-up. ($132.49) Here, the publisher’s “Sexy Book Editor” (yes, her real title), Dian Hanson, shares the stories behind those titillating works.


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