Betty Boop and her garter are one of our culture’s definitive images of sexiness – I’ve now produced big versions of the screenprint that I first introduced last year.
Originally issued as a standard-sized screenprint (26x19cms), it is now available in my medium (48x38cms) and large (76x56cms) formats.
The screenprint is from 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 screenprint made in my west London studio by me and my team on cotton paper, mould-made at the St Cuthbert Mill in Wells, Somerset.
Signed and numbered (out of 200) in pencil by me, John Patrick Reynolds
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