Gay Nymph (1947) by Gil Elvgren
New York Signature Illustration Art Auction #5059
May 4, 2011
Heritage lot notes –
"GIL ELVGREN (American, 1914-1980), Gay Nymph, 1947. Oil on canvas. Signed lower right From the Estate of Charles Martignette. Major nudes by Elvgren are exceedingly rare and represent some of the most desirable paintings the artist ever created; this is one of the absolute best.
The painting was reproduced as a full page as figure 238 in Gil Elvgren All His Glamorous American Pin-Ups by Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel, Taschen, 1999.
Re-lined canvas; professional varnish layer applied; scattered points of inpainting along bottom extreme edge; two areas of inpainting along upper left edge; point of inpainting to the upper edge of right arm with scattered points above her head; inpainting to upper extreme edge; otherwise in good condition. This piece is framed to an overall size of 41.25 x 31.25 in."
Estimated price: $60,000 - $80,000
Price realized: $286,800 – a World Record price for a painting by Gil Elvgren
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