A very cool exhibition of pulp art opens tomorrow at the Brooklyn Museum, called Pulp Art: Vamp, Villains, and Victors. The collection is of paintings from the 1920s to 1940s that mostly served as covers for various pulp fiction magazines. The Times had a feature about the only living artist in the collection, Ernest Chiriacka, the "Rembrandt of Third Avenue" who now lives in Great Neck and has a cat named Willow.
More about Vamps, Villains, and Victors.
A gallery of Chiriack's covers.