Playboy Art Print – Cover, October 1971

$ 60.00
Details and Care
In 1971 PLAYBOY made a bold move by featuring an African American woman, by herself, on the cover of the magazine. That woman was Darine Stern. Though it wouldn't get credit for it till much later, Playboy was shifting the standards of mainstream beauty and representation in the nation's culture. It took years for other magazines to properly light and photograph darker skin; this iconic cover changed the game. Richard Fegley shot the October 1971 cover image using a jet-black background and central backlight to perfectly contrast the model's cocoa-butter complexion and afro. The set was designed on the spot by carpenters at the Playboy building in Chicago; the Rabbit Head "seat" rests atop a barely visible cafeteria table. The limited-edition print of this groundbreaking cover is available while supplies last.

The details:
Size: 20 by 24" tall
Paper: museum-grade Elegance paper—an archival cold-pressed 310gsm cotton rag textured paper (a favorite of collectors and rated at 100+ years)
Process + inks: fine art giclee print process utilizing the finest Epson archival inks for superior longevity and collectibility

Ships in 4-6 weeks

Frame is not included with print

Not eligible for return