The allure of pin-ups – The artists were often accomplished painters in their own right, which lent their pin-up art a widely-respected artistic credibility.
The allure of pin-ups – The images first shot to popularity during the Great Depression, and became an important part of morale during World War Two, when they were often painted on the fuselages of American airplanes.
The allure of pin-ups – Notably, pin-up paintings were not intended for secret viewing by teenage boys. Instead, as the term 'pin-up' indicates, they were proudly displayed on walls.
The allure of pin-ups – In the last 10 years, the cost of original pin-up art has sharply increased, even during the global recession of 2007-8.