Very rare photo by Art-Bob of model Rick Van. Grinning Rick is ensconced in a sort of tropical wonderland with palm tree wall-covering, bamboo shade and leopard skin upholstery. His left leg is strategically positioned so as to dispense with a posing strap.
Silver gelatin print on linen textured heavyweight paper c. 1950s.
4 1/2" x 3 1/2" with number 1-14 written in pencil on verso. From Art-Bob's Catalogue No. 1, the catalog page (provided here for information only) confirms this is photo 14 from the series of 36.
"This series is an exclusive first run on Rick Van, an inspiring subject for the particular artist and sculptor."
Art-Bob was known primarily as an illustrator whose artwork was published in Athletic Model Guild's Physique Pictorial throughout the 1950s.
In very good condition.