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'Poster Peepshow' Celebrates The Art of the Pin Up

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Though we're decades past the era of the fresh-faced WWII recruit mooning over a Betty Grable picture tacked up in the barracks, the appeal of the pin up girl has endured. A new art show, opening this weekend at Gallery Nucleus, celebrates the art of the pin up girl by featuring original artwork by contemporary artists and pays homage to pin up masters such as George Petty, Gil Elvgren, and Alberto Vargas. See why men and women have long admired the pin up girl's sensuality and charm.

"Poster Peepshow: The Art of the Pin up" opens February 5th, with a reception that evening from 7-11 p.m. Get there early for a Olivia De Berardinis book signing (6-7 p.m.) and stick around for the evening of fun, including free live figure drawing featuring the Suicide Girls, and special guests Lenora Claire and Julie Newmar. The show runs through February 28th.

FEATURED ARTISTS: Nathan Cabrera, Marcelo Dadolce, Olivia De Berardinis, Craig Elliott, Jenny Gase-Baker, Keron Grant, Shane Glines, Oren Haskins, Lawrence Noble, Ryuichi Ogino, Bill Pressing, Rockin’ Jelly Bean, Robh Ruppel, Marguerite Sauvage, Jim Silke, Stuntkid, Francis Vallejo, Barnaby Ward, Dean Yeagle. CLASSIC PIN UP ARTISTS: Rolf Armstrong, Al Buell. Art Frahm, Al Moore, K.O. Munson