Sunday, January 9, 2011

Charles Binger Cover Art Exhibit

If you live in the L.A. area you must go see this exhibit. And if you are feeling generous, please pick up "Cover to Joy Street," "Cover to Southwest," or "Yul Brenner" for me. Thanks.

Cover to "The Day of the Locust"
by Nathaniel West (1953)
Oil on board - 26" x 24" (plus frame)

Charles Binger "A Pulp Life"

January 7 - 30
Opening Reception: Friday, January 7th, 8-11 pm
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90027

Charles Binger "A Pulp Life"
Charles Ashford Binger was a British-born painter who found great success in Hollywood and on Madison Avenue. His commercial art included film posters, pulp novels and celebrity portraiture in a career that spanned the 1920s -1970's. Binger's hallmark style utilized impeccable composition, rendered in a painterly style over roughened textures. His science-fiction paperback covers include masterpieces “The Illustrated Man” by Ray Bradbury & “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley. As Marilyn Monroe’s favorite illustrator, he created three of her most memorable film posters, including “Niagara” and “River of No Return.” His gift at capturing beautiful and vulnerable women in oils made him a highly sought portraitist among the crowned heads of Europe, and a valuable commodity in the emerging post-war pulp market.

This is the first exhibition of his work in 45 years, and the very first time that these works have been offered for sale. Condition is consistent with commercial work of this era

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not one, but two - TWO - Fear Hands. But you'd never notice because, admit it, you can't tear your eyes away from that ugly old lady with the hat.