This I would have LOVED to have seen!!!
"A Pulp Life"
January 7 - 30, 2011
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Charles Ashford Binger was a British-born painter who found great success in Hollywood and on Madison Avenue.
His commercial art included film posters, pulp novels and celebrity portraiture in a career that spanned the 1920s - 1970's.
Binger's hallmark style utilized impeccable composition, rendered in a painterly style over roughened texures.
Binger's hallmark style utilized impeccable composition, rendered in a painterly style over roughened textures. His science-fiction paperback covers include masterpieces The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury & Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. As Marilyn Monroe’s favorite illustrator, he created three of her most memorable film posters, including Niagara and River of No Return. His gift at capturing in oils, beautiful, vulnerable women made him a highly sought portraitist among the crowned heads of Europe, and a valuable commodity in the emerging post-war pulp market.
This is the first exhibition of his work in 45 years, and the very first time that these works have been offered for sale.
Condition is consistent with commercial work of this era.