Olivia De Berardinis “New York Expo”
Olivia De Berardinis
Limited Edition Print
High Quality Fine Art Print
Size: 24 x 29.5 in | 61 x 75 cm
Edition: Numbered Edition of 300
Hand Signed : Lower Right in Silver Marker By Model, custom framed.
– Olivia De Berardinis professionally known as “Olivia” was born in California in 1948. After high school she attended the New York school of Visual Arts and began to paint pictures of beautiful woman, and in a short time was very successful with painting erotic fantasies for fans who grew to collect her work worldwide. In 1984 Olivia De Berardinis met Robert and Tamara Bane and signed her first fine art publishing agreement with Robert Bane Publishing. Over 200 limited editions have since been published. In 1987 the Tamara Bane Gallery in Los Angeles opened its doors with a gala one-woman show of Olivia’s artwork. She has since had shows throughout the United States and Japan and her work is collected by fans worldwide. Olivia’s art work has become a regular feature in Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Magazine each month. Thanks to Hefner’s position as pin-up genius, she graces his pages and partners with him creatively – Olivia supplies the images, Hefner writes the captions. Olivia recently said: I see my career at this moment steeped in the joy of pin-up, and I see Hef as my muse. He has created many of the top sex icons of the last half century, and influenced the sexual attitudes of the last 50 years. His creation of an empire based on the joy of sex was spurred on by images from his youth from the likes of Enoch Boles, George Petty, and Alberto Vargas. I’m trying to recreate the spark that lit his fire and keep my sensibilities as a woman. It’s now clear that Olivia has been successful in taking the torch from Boles, Petty, and Vargas to become the world’s #1 Pin-Up artist.