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Gary Hallgren Original Art: NANCY MAKES UP


Gary Hallgren Original Art: NANCY MAKES UP
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    GARY HALLGREN (1945-) Nancy painting: “NANCY MAKES UP.”


    Nancy is hardly recognizable under all those layers of heavy make-up and lipstick. Even her trademark stipple hairdo has gone all curly-cue! Her school teacher doesn’t recognize his own student. If it weren’t for her distinctive bar-shaped nose and ever-present red hair ribbon, even members of the secret Bushmiller Society might be scratching their heads. If you’re a Nancy fan and love Hallgren’s surreal approach, this is the painting for you. 15 x 20-inch acrylic painting on stiff board mounted on ¼-inch foam board and shrink-wrapped. Painted May 2015 and signed by the artist. 

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    About the artist: Gary Hallgren’s illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, MAD, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and National Lampoon (his Pinocchio cover for the Lampoon is an all-time classic). And he illustrated all of the best-selling books by Dr. Mehmet Oz. But he's probably best known as a key member of the infamous “Air Pirates.” Hallgren teamed with Dan O'Neill, Ted Richards, Bobby London, and Shary Flenniken to produce two notorious issues of Air Pirates Funnies, which contained X-rated parodies of Mickey & Minnie Mouse, causing the Walt Disney organization to unleash its army of lawyers on the unruly underground cartoonists. The battle went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled 9-0 in favor of Disney. Hallgren currently paints personal visions of his favorite comics, especially “Nancy & Sluggo," he collects vintage Studebakers, and he ghosts one of America's most famous syndicated newspaper strips

    Related items: Besides additional Gary Hallgren paintings, we have Nancy & Sluggo silk neckties, Ernie Bushmiller postcards, several rare N&S pinback buttons, and the coolest Nancy poster ever.



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