|Oct 12 2015
We don’t know art but we know what we like.
What do you do when money is tight? In mid-century fiction, you work that body. You find an artist, present your bona fides as a figure model, then peel down for a fee. Or room and board. Or notice from those who guard the doorway to success. Just remember that however much you generate in cash, barter, or recognition, it all inevitably leads to a romp in the sack, often with several participants, and always with disastrous complications because in pulp there’s no such thing as consequence-free sex. Now that you know the rules make that booty work. Above and below you see an assortment of mid-century bookcovers featuring artists and their models. Thanks to all the original uploaders on these, and don’t forget this awesome example and this one.
Jerry M. Goff Jr.William ArnoldTiffany ThayerClement WoodHoward SpringMarjorie WorthingtonEdward S. AaronsCecil BarrJohn DexterMarco PageKimberly KempEdgar A. MartinLorelei SextonTom ForanJoyce CareyEric DavidsonJames RoweWard GreeneJoan ShermanClifton CuthbertBen WestIrving StoneCarl BranchJory ShermanVictoria LincolnDean HudsonCharles KeatsGladys SloanDon ElliottPierre La MureLouis RichardLynn Martincover artcover collectionliterature