EDWIN GEORGI (1896-1964)
Date With Death

Lotto 528
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Gouache on board 40 x 48 cm Executed circa 1950s Provenance: Private collection, Italy. This work is an illustration of a film called Date with Death, a thriller about a drifter (Gerald Mohr) who takes a slain policeman’s identity to avenge his murder and break up gangster rackets. Edwin Georgi was a leader of the second wave of «pretty-girl» pin-up movement. However, some experts do not want to classify his colorful works as an exact representation of this style. In every work, Edwin experiments with warm shadows and the combination of dark and bright colors to find a perfect way to highlight the details in his works. His way of painting brought him illustration projects for magazine such as Esquire, Cosmo,Fortune, Liberty, and many others.