No Clothing, Stickers or iPhone Cases will be accepted into the group.
Pinup as we know it today is radically different to its humble origins which can be traced back to the beginning of the 20th century, a time when sexuality was both scrutinized and suppressed. For instance a woman showing a bare ankle was considered risqué and the word “sex” itself was not even used publicly. Artists such as George Petty and Alberto Vargas created calendar girls that very soon adorned the walls of garages and workshops everywhere. However it was in the 1940’s and World War II that really saw pinup art explode into the phenomenon we know today. During the late 1950’s and early 1960’s pinup began to surface in the form of photography as well as the now traditional art.
At this time different models and artists began to mutate pinup across and into different genres such as fetish and even bondage, the most famous of these being the partnership between Bettie Page and Irving Claws. Fortunately it seems that at least some people out there still enjoy the beauty and tease of the pinup genre over the much stronger and more explicit material that is now so freely available. This group has been formed to continue this tradition, remember the key word here is tease…………
Pin-up in this group’s context does not include Playboy style pin-ups.