Sep 29, 2016 - Sale 2423

Sale 2423 - Lot 18

Price Realized: $ 1,875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 4,000
"Ski Queen." Cover art for Cosmopolitan magazine featuring his regular model and muse Phyllis Brown, published February, 1941. Pastel on board. 616x457 mm; 24 1/4x18 inches. Signed in left image. Rubbed and foxed. Framed.

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Crandell (1896-1966) was the undisputed "artist of the stars," befriending and immortalizing Hollywood's most beautiful starlets in his portraits. Among his subjects were Bette Davis, Judy Garland, Carole Lombard, and Lucille Ball. His career took off when he replaced Harrison Fisher as the cover artist for Cosmopolitan magazine, ushering in a new era of glamour. Crandell was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 2006.