Vintage Litho-dog Cartoon Signed By Boris O'klein -yvonne De Carlo Collection For Sale
Offered here ---From the Personal Family scrap book of the late actress Yvonne De Carlo aka Lily Munster,OneVintage Lithograph --- A VINTAGE CLASSIC 1940'S Dog Cartoon-Titled by the artist-
- (in pencil) "sex appeal"signed by Boris O'Kleinhis litho series (often seen in French magazines ) was referred to as "Dirty Dogs " One ORIGINALTHE DIMENSIONS OF THE ART WORK ARE APPROX 9.5 INCHES BY 11.5 INCHES .THE ART WORK COMES WITH AN AUTHENTICATION LETTER WRITTEN BY HER SON BRUCE R MORGAN . " Yvonne De Carlo was herself quite a sketch artist and collected lithos ,maps and painting .YVONNE BOUGHT THIS WORK FROM THE ARTIST AND HIS REPS WHILE SHE WAS IN PARIS DATING ALY KAHN..This work was signed in pencil in the lower right portion of the work , signed byBoris O'KleinAbout the Artist
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Boris O'Klein, born Arthur Boris O'Klein, (Moscow, September 26, 1893-1985), a French artist and cartoonist. An anthropomorphic artist, he is known for his numerous prints and watercolors of dogs getting up to mischief. The prints are generally called "The Naughty Dogs" or "The Dirty Dogs" or "The Dirty Dogs of Paris."
O'Klein was born in Moscow, Russia. His family emigrated to the Alsace when he was a boy.
After serving on behalf of the French in World War I, he moved to Paris.
O'Klein's period of greatest activity as an artist was during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.
During his lifetime, much of his output appears to have been purchased by tourists on trips to Paris.
O'Klein also painted with similar technique and in a more classical style many serious animal subjects, often a hunting dog with a duck, under the pseudonym "Jean Herblet".
While O'Klein was a prolific artist and produced many watercolors, the greatest part of his output consists of prints, either color lithographs or engravings heightened with hand-painted touches of watercolor.
Many of these prints appear to be have been produced in O'Klein's later years and after his death, and are still likely produced to this day.
The two main themes of O'Klein's art are (1) public urination; and (2) male-female flirtation or desire. The numerous scenes by O'Klein of dogs lined up against walls or beside trees to urinate are part of what gives the prints their incendiary appeal for some viewers. In other prints, a number of male dogs will follow a female dog with an air of evident interest.
O'Klein in popular culture
In the second episode of season one of the Stephen Fry TV show Kingdom, a print by O'Klein is used as part of the set decor in the living room in the house owned by the character played by Steve Pemberton. The print by O'Klein is one of those which shows a row of anthropomorphic dogs urinating against a wall, giving a window onto the character's psychology and taste in art.
A book about Boris O'Klein from Editions Montaut
Official site of les ateliers o'klein
^ Boris O'Klein was born in 1893 and died in 1985, according to the Web site for Editions Montaut, publishers of the first O'Klein biography. Numerous other Web sites credit him with the dates 1887-1983, apparently ASK QUESTIONS BEFORE offerDING .THE ART WORK COMES WITH AN AUTHENTICATION LETTER WRITTEN BY HER SON BRUCE R MORGAN .WE SHIP FREE OF CHARGE WE PAY FOR POSTAL INSURANCE --WE SHIP WORLD WIDE to U S A ,CANADA EUROPE,GERMANY,BRITAIN,JAPAN .
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