Pin-up-down-fall tells the story of actress Veronica Lake who became a popular pin-up girl for soldiers during World War II. She changed her trademark peek-a-boo hairstyle at the urging of the government to encourage women working in war industry factories to adopt more practical, safer hairstyles. Although the change helped to decrease accidents involving women getting their hair caught in machinery, doing so may have damaged Lake’s career. She started to struggle with mental illness and alcoholism and lost her inner battles at the age of 50 due to kidney failure.
Acrylics on canvas
60 x 80 cm