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“In my continuing series of Pin-Up Girls, I strive to immortalize my bevy of
beautiful friends. For many years, I was an avid night crawler and face on the
New York City nightlife scene. I had been moonlighting as a cigarette girl and
go-go dancer in the city's hottest night spots. This introduced me to some of
the most beautiful and sexy starlets on the downtown scene. I felt they were
goddesses who should be immortalized and began featuring my friends as
the models in my paintings. I found these women to be confident, intelligent
individuals; empowered by their femininity and sensuality. I have been
influenced by a variety of imagery spanning many decades. In my work you'll
catch glimpses of sophisticated style from the 1920's and 30's, the Pin-Up
theme of the 40's and 50's and a Pop Art sensibility from the 1960's. There's a
natural, open sexuality from the 70's and campy glamour of the 1980's. You'll
also find references to the 90's retro-lounge scene and a modern, yet
timeless, sense of humor.”

CL@CharleneLanzel.com

www.CharleneLanzel.com