Paging Miss Bettie
Featured here is a portrait of Bettie Page, the 1950s alternative pinup queen, without whom we would have no Dita Von Teese, let alone the legions of other glamorous pinup types Page has inspired over the decades.
This piece was created for an upcoming show at ArtFront Galleries, the third in a theme of burlesque and pinup. I’ll also be showing the Dita one I posted here recently as well as a portrait of burlesque dancer Dirty Martini (I haven’t had a chance to post her yet.)
For this as well as the Dita illustration I left my comfort zone to work larger scale than usual. Sans frames, they’ll be 13×19 inches each. Not exactly huge but most of my illustrations are 11×14 or 9×12 even.
Anyway it feels really good to be part of this show (I’ll post details as soon as I have them) after a number of false leads in an increasingly high number of opportunities in the art industry that, while legal, feel scammy and predatory. More on that in an upcoming post.