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Betty Boop wears a garter
£ 40.00–£ 330.00
Betty Boop wears a garter.
This is a drawing by the original Betty Boop draftsman, Max Fleischer. He submitted them to the US patent office in 1931 as a design for a doll or similar.
I’ve given her a red dress and placed her on a platform of red – the colour of sex.
A version of a Jazz age flapper, Betty Boop combined the childish with the sophisticated — she has a large round baby face with big eyes and a nose like a button.
Her sexiness was toned down in the mid-1930s as a result of the notorious American Hays Code to appear more demure, she became one of the best-known and popular cartoon characters in the world.
Handmade, limited edition screen print on cotton paper, mould-made at the St Cuthbert Mill in Wells, Somerset. Standard size: 25 x 19cms unframed
Medium size: 48 x 38cms unframed
Large size: 76 x 56cms unframed
Signed and numbered (out of 200) in pencil by the printer, John Patrick Reynolds