Thursday, December 25, 2008

Art Frahm, Pin-up Artist

Art Frahm (1907-1981) was a pin-up artist who is famous for his "ladies in distress" series in which lovely young women, arms loaded, find themselves in the unfortunate situation of having their panties fall down around their ankles in public.

While Art Frahm's work is fascinating for a number of obvious reasons, it's particular interesting to the LSC for another reason. If you look closely, in many of Frahms paintings you will see that the women are often carrying celery. Coincidence? I think not.

Was Art Frahm acutely aware of this connection between celery and falling underpants? Was this his way of secretly trying to make people aware of the dangers of celery? Look for yourself and then decide.


Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Okay look at those last panties. I have aprons smaller than that. Obviously this artist was using his great aunt Iola's underpants for a model. My underpants never fall down. Then again, I don't eat celery. But maybe if I did I'd get skinny and my underpants *would* fall off.

Now my head hurts. I hate celery.

Anonymous said...

Was Celery the "French Baguette" of eras gone by? It seems like every shopping bag that anyone carried on television from 1990-2002 had a baguette sticking out the top. I first sat up and took note of this while watching the first run episodes of Seinfeld. Maybe someone was doing work in the spirit of the "League" as early as twenty years ago and called for the switch from celery.

Wendy said...

You might be right! Someone should look into this... a study by some clever student working on his or hers master's degree! This could be big. Although, I have to say, I'm fully in support of baguettes.