Lady With a Black Eye by Peter Baum 1958 Oil on Canvas P1088. SOLD

Magazine illustration original. And we mean original. Because it really packs a wallop. By one of the masters of the genre in its last great late flowering. The image contains a wealth of cultural information, ideas and contradictions. She’s been hit. We might assume a man did it. We don’t know the story. She is unbowed, proud and defiant. That’s clear. And a lady to her fingertips. A REAL lady. Humor is present too: one thing is clear… the joke is not on her. And she is not a victim.

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