You know how artists usually die poor for their loved ones to see their heritage decuple in value the very day after they pass away? The opposite happened to Charles Binger. Famous throughout his life for his impeccable work as an illustrative painter as much as for being Marilyn Monroe’s favorite portraitist, he imagined science fiction and pulp paperback covers for several novels including The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury & Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
The man is a legend, but not once since his death in 1974 have his coveted pieces been exhibited or put for sale, until this show at La Luz de Jesus gallery on Hollywood Blvd. I didn’t ask why and how it happened, but I dig the mystery of the affair… So below are my favorite picks from “A Pulp Life.”
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90027