The Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction July 2019
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This beautiful original painting of Marilyn Monroe is #110 in Greg Hildebrandt's American Beauties Retro Pin-Up paintings series. Acrylic on canvas, 26 x 48. The painting has been framed to measure 30 x 50. This new painting is a sub-series in which Greg Hildebrandt is interpreting Tom Kelley's infamous Red Velvet series that appeared in the first issue of Playboy Magazine in 1953. Marilyn has long been the iconic pin-up model, sex symbol, actress, and legend on a global scale. Greg has always regarded Monroe as the ultimate pin-up. Her alluring and enigmatic presence has captivated audiences for generations. There is nothing more exquisite than an expertly crafted painting of this mesmerizing woman in all of her youth and glamour. Greg loves painting Marilyn. The painting is new and has been gorgeously framed specially for this auction. Please note: the yellow "police tape" with on it that appears in the images shown here is not on the actual painting. A video of Greg with the painting and discussing it can be seen below. Comes with a letter of authenticity from Spiderweb Art Gallery (of which Greg is co-owner) and a Gotta Have Rock & Roll™ Certificate of Authenticity.

Bio of Greg and Tim Hildebrandt

Star Wars – 1977 Original Movie Poster, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Magic the Gathering, Vintage Pinup, Marvel, DC, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, – Alice in Wonderland, Black Sabbath Mob Rules, Vampirella, Clash of Titans

Greg Hildebrandt and his twin brother, Tim, were born in 1939. They were avid artists from a young age & carried their artistic passion with them throughout their lives.

In 1975, Greg and Tim illustrated the first in a series of Lord of the Rings calendars for Ballantine Books. This series launched them into international fame with over a million calendars sold! In 1977, 20th Century Fox and Lucas Films hired the Brothers Hildebrandt to create the movie poster for Star Wars: A New Hope.

Greg has many collectors which include, Robin Williams and Michael Jackson.

Greg has worked on a variety of projects—with and without Tim—ranging from Marvel Masterpieces to his American Beauties vintage pin up art. His clients include Marvel, DC, Heavy Metal Magazine, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and more. Currently, Greg is painting comic book covers for Marvel, illustrating the program cover art for TSO, and working on his “American Beauties” series of 40’s/50’s style pin-up paintings that reaches over 110 pieces in total!

“American Beauties was a long time in the making for me. I hope you enjoy the art as much as I enjoy creating it. I hope my American Beauties art has the ability to transform and inspire you. I hope that it stirs passions within you. And I hope that it fulfills your fantasies and dreams.

If after you have viewed this series, I have achieved even one of the above, then I have succeeded in my quest.

I hope you enjoy all my art as much as I enjoy painting it.” “So little time! So much to paint!” – Greg Hildebrandt
Greg Hildebrandt Signed Original Marilyn Monroe: Red Velvet #3 Painting
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Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
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Auction closed on Saturday, July 27, 2019.
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