52 Pinup: Wildcard Bombshells

Digital Gallery Exhibition by Sophie Jewel

 

A short story of how this project came to be…

Last summer, a friend sent me this vintage deck of 1940s nude playing cards, where the box says “Artist’s Models Deck: 52 Figure Masterpieces”.  Feeling fairly certain these were not actually intended for drawing reference, I saw a challenge.

 

Pinup girls and retro style have always been a huge influence to me, something I am very passionate about. I feel Pinup art and the culture around it has been the perfect outlet for me and other women to turn the tables on female objectification.  Pinups, in my context, help women to be brave and bare it all if they want to and finally take ownership of our own sexuality. It is no longer shameful to be sexy, it is empowering.

 

Wildcard Bombshells hopes to raise money and awareness to sexual wellness and empowerment. Panned Parenthood, being an organization close to my heart and in need of the community’s help in this current climate, felt the most relevant and worthy to benefit from this exhibition.  This is why a portion of every sale will be donated directly to a local Planned Parenthood branch.

Queen of Spades
Queen of Spades

Watercolor $50

Jack of Hearts
Jack of Hearts

Ink $60

Jack of Clubs
Jack of Clubs

Paint Marker and Ink $150

King of Hearts
King of Hearts

Highlighter and Ink $60

Queen of Hearts
Queen of Hearts

Highlighter and Ink $70

Queen of Clubs
Queen of Clubs

Highlighter and Ink $50

Queen of Diamonds
Queen of Diamonds

Ink $50

King of Spades
King of Spades

Watercolor and Ink $70

King of Clubs
King of Clubs

Ink $70

Ace of Diamonds
Ace of Diamonds

Marker $70

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades

Highlighter and Ink $35

Jack of Spades
Jack of Spades

Vine Charcoal $40

Two of Clubs
Two of Clubs

Paint Marker and Ink $80

Two of Hearts
Two of Hearts

Paint Marker and Ink $50

Five of Diamonds
Five of Diamonds

Paint Marker, Gel Pen, ink $65

Jack of Diamonds
Jack of Diamonds

Marker and Ink $70

Eight of Hearts     $40
Eight of Hearts $40

Highlighter

Eight of Diamonds
Eight of Diamonds

Metallic In and Gel Pen $40

King of Diamonds
King of Diamonds

Marker $60

Seven of Diamonds
Seven of Diamonds

Colored Pencil $50

Three of Diamonds
Three of Diamonds

Paint Marker and Ink $150

Three of Spades
Three of Spades

Highlighter and Ink $40

Six of Diamonds
Six of Diamonds

Colored Pencil $60

Three of Clubs
Three of Clubs

Paint Marker and Ink $80

Two of Diamonds
Two of Diamonds

Paint Marker and Ink $50

Ace of Clubs
Ace of Clubs

Paint Marker and Ink $80

Two of Spades
Two of Spades

Highlighter and Ink $30

Four of Clubs
Four of Clubs

Metallic and India Ink $40

Three of Hearts
Three of Hearts

Ink $40

Four of Diamonds
Four of Diamonds

Pencil and Ink $40

Five of Clubs
Five of Clubs

Ink $50

Six of Spades
Six of Spades

Watercolor and Ink $70

Seven of Spades
Seven of Spades

Pencil $30

Seven of Hearts
Seven of Hearts

Ink $40

Eight of Clubs
Eight of Clubs

Paint Marker and ink $50

Seven of Clubs
Seven of Clubs

Pencil and Ink $70

Nine of Clubs
Nine of Clubs

Paint Marker $50

Ten of Spades
Ten of Spades

Chalk Pastel $80

Nine of Spades
Nine of Spades

Watercolor and Ink $70

Ace of Hearts
Ace of Hearts

Gel Pen, Paint Marker, Ink $100

Ten of Diamonds
Ten of Diamonds

Paint Marker and Ink $60

Ten of Hearts
Ten of Hearts

highlighter and Ink $40

Nine of Hearts
Nine of Hearts

Highlighter and Ink $40

Dracarys (Five of Spades)
Dracarys (Five of Spades)

Watercolor, Colored Pencil, Ink $100

Six of Hearts
Six of Hearts

Watercolor and Ink $50

Eight of Spades
Eight of Spades

Watercolor and Ink $60

Four of Spades
Four of Spades

Ink $35

Six of Clubs
Six of Clubs

Ink $70

Five of Hearts
Five of Hearts

Highlighter $40

Four of Hearts
Four of Hearts

Highlighter and Ink $40