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ORIGINAL COLOR PAINTING FOR CHARLES WILLEFORD'S 1955 PAPERBACK ORIGINAL TITLE "PICK-UP" by  CHARLES [AUTHOR]. FRANK UPPWALL [ARTWORK] WILLEFORD - Paperback - Signed First Edition - 1953 - from BUCKINGHAM BOOKS (SKU: 42288)

ORIGINAL COLOR PAINTING FOR CHARLES WILLEFORD'S 1955 PAPERBACK ORIGINAL TITLE "PICK-UP"

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ORIGINAL COLOR PAINTING FOR CHARLES WILLEFORD'S 1955 PAPERBACK ORIGINAL TITLE "PICK-UP"

by WILLEFORD, CHARLES [AUTHOR]. FRANK UPPWALL [ARTWORK]

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N. P.: Original Cover artwork by Frank Uppwall, 1953., 1953. First edition. Original artwork by Frank Uppwall (1900 - ), rendered in oil on art board. A single sheet measuring 24" x 36 3/4," dry mounted to an art board for an overall size of 27" x 40." Signed by the artist at the lower center of the painting. This is a colorful and stunning cover painting for Charles Willeford's "Pick-Up," his second book issued as a paperback original by Beacon in 1955. A nihilistic early novel following "the pilgrimage of two lost and self-destructive lovers through the depths of San Francisco, from cheap bars and rooming houses to psychiatric clinics and police stations" (Polito, Robert (editor) Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s, Library of America). Though the image at the far right of the painting is the most recognizable, the artwork first saw publication as the wrap-around cover art for George Weller's "Highway Episode" published by Royal Giant # 21 in 1953. Upwall's painting ranks among the earliest original artwork for a Willeford novel of which we are aware. Included with this original artwork are first edition copies of "Pick-Up" (in fine condition) and "Highway Episode" (in very good condition). The artwork is in fine condition beautifully mounted and framed.

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Bookseller
BUCKINGHAM BOOKS US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
42288
Title
ORIGINAL COLOR PAINTING FOR CHARLES WILLEFORD'S 1955 PAPERBACK ORIGINAL TITLE "PICK-UP"
Author
WILLEFORD, CHARLES [AUTHOR]. FRANK UPPWALL [ARTWORK]
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
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Edition
First edition
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Original Cover artwork by Frank Uppwall, 1953.
Place of Publication
N. P.
Date published
1953

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