Catch of the Day

Catch of the Day Pinup by Paul Richmond

oil on panel, 12″ x 16″  ||  sold  ||  purchase prints

It was just another casual beachside stroll for our Cheesecake Boy hunk, until his shorts got snagged by a fisherman’s hook! Onlookers must suspect something fishy is going on as our hapless hero topples to the ground – his cheeks turning the same shade of red as his now-exposed undies. Only time will tell what happens next once the lucky fisherman reels in his greatest catch yet!

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This artwork will also be available soon as an exclusive greeting card release with Smart Alex, Inc.

 

cheesecake boys series

The Cheesecake series grew out of my fascination with pin-up art from the 40’s and 50’s. It was a more innocent time (at least on the surface), and I love the elaborate scenarios that artists like Gil Elvgren and Art Frahm concocted in order to justify disrobing their subjects. A loose nail, a doorknob, or a brisk wind would all work in a pinch, resulting in hapless models accidentally exposing their unmentionables. I’m interested in exploring how gender roles were reinforced by these artistic expressions of sexuality. It intrigues me that it was considered sexy for a woman’s skirt to be ripped off before a crowd of oglers, while the male pin-up was only exposed when he wanted to be. Times certainly have changed! Men may have had a free pass on wardrobe malfunctions in the good old days, but my Cheesecake Boys are here to even the score.

 

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Catch of the Day Pinup Cheesecake Boy Art by Paul Richmond