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" TAILWIND " ~ Elvgren(TM)


(c) 1994 - 2007 All rights Reserved.

Vanguard exclusive release. Art by Daniel Vancas, who is the Elvgren exclusive replica artist!

Fantastic! Stunning! Amazing! Are the words we hear when our gallery visitors see the original painting.

Also look for my fine art canvas print (apx 20X24 inches) and 12x18 fine art paper on other listings. It is of the highest quality and most can't tell the difference with the original painting! Enjoy this at a fraction of the cost of the original.

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TAIL WIND of World War II by Elvgren. Recreation Painted by Daniel Vancas:

Here is one of my favorite and best pin-up paintings that I made in the last 25 years. It is a replica painting. This was first painted (though unfortunately the original was thrown away in 1960) by Elvgren about 1939 or 1940 the original was used for calendar art, cards advertising and for lady box top art for fine seamed stockings for many years.

It was no accident that this painting was made to look like Rosalind Russell, popular movie actress of the time. ("My Favorite Secretary" with Cary Grant). During WWII, this pin-up was a popular image for the flight crews in the Army Air Corps to copy and paint on the sides of Bombers like B-17, B-24, B-29, and their crew jackets.

One such was my own uncle Benny, a tail gunner in a B-17, shot down over Europe. After surviving 34 missions, the entire crew of 10, evaded capture by the Nazi SS. After a belly landing in the snow on a mountain top. They were rescued, hidden then transported across France by the French Resistance, who if caught would be tortured, then shot on the spot. The crew, some injured, were then ferried safely back to England at night on a fishing boat! All were treated, given R&R and sent back home. It was highly unusual for an entire crew to survive a mission tour over Europe when most single missions had 10 to as much as 30 percent loss rates per each mission flown. These pin-up mascots were reminders of the girls waiting for them to get home.

The original painting of Tail Wind was stored in a huge art archive of about 10,000 calendar art and pinup paintings used by DOW advertising company, who closed in 1960, sold their property and had to remove the 60's years of stored art. At the time no one wanted these fine originals, so they cleared the entire lots and it was taken to the dump. In a similar way, B&B had several storage clean outs of their pin-up and calendar art paintings, one such was in 1957. Very few paintings of this early DOW Elvgren era survive today. It is estimated that about 40% of all Elvgren pin-ups were thrown away, by Dow, by Brown & Bigelow (B&B) and several other advertisers. These events were personally told and confirmed to me by the former employees and even former owners of these companies who were there at the time.

TAILWIND, This painting was made by me, painted on the original Elvgren easel where he created the first one. This is the only fully authorized preservation of it.

My new painting of Tail Wind is now the replacement art archive for this and many other lost Elvgren pin-ups that I have painted since 1995 and preserves the art for another generation to enjoy. I have been doing this legally and properly, with protection, backed by Permanent Federal Court Orders, signed by B&B, for over 22 years. I also paint original works of art and pin-ups called " Vancas Girls".

My revival and restoration pin-up work is often imitated, but the quality and the heart and soul is never duplicated. Please collect only the best-painted recreations, originals, and limited edition art prints by "Daniel Vancas".
To know you are receiving the best, look for the original Vancas signature, and stamp on the reverse of each and every one.

Tail Wind is a new derivative copyright by Daniel Vancas (c) 2008 and 1994 all rights reserved. I have over 25 years of work and 1 million invested in IP, promoting pinup revival, then developing and recreating Elvgren pin-ups. Please respect my hard work and investments by only collecting my authorized art and not pirated and unauthorized copies from other sites.
This is hurting my livelihood. Thank you for your time to read this, Daniel Vancas

~ WHO WOULD LOVE THIS ART: Vintage Lady Renee Stockings, collectors, vintage Calander Illustration Art.

A Great gift for those into Hot Rods, retro wear, vintage clothing, W.W.II and Korean War bird, nose art and aviation collectors; and of course those that love their Martini, swing, RAT PACK, Sinatra, Elvis, Marilyn and Rock A Billy set. Would look great by the dresser, pool table, bedroom, bathroom, game room, and with 1930's art deco furniture, original paintings and sculpture.



Daniel Vancas has painted more than 238 replicas of Elvgren pin-ups They have confirm SOLD values of $3500 to over $5,000. Rarely ever seen outside of the gallery.

ALL OTHER ELVGREN PAINTINGS shown as samples, are already SOLD!

Photo's of the artist, Daniel Vancas at Elvgren's easel at work on other paintings. SEVERAL ARE COMMISSION REQUESTS. Select Commissions of his 130 image archive are full price, $3500 to $6500.

Requests can be listed and confirmed on ETSY for requested sales if interested.

HISTORY OF THIS ART: This was the art that was popular with the bomber crews WWII, ( and Korean War). This was the type of image popular for pinups copied on countless leather flight "Bomber Jackets" B-17, B-24 and B-29! Beautiful 1940's & 1950's Commercial, Aviation, Hair Salon, Auto shop and gas station pin-up girl.


Daniel Vancas is a fine artist and fine art publisher of limited editions. Known mostly for his work in pinup, illustration, aviation and automobile art. He was the very first publisher of fine art Elvgren limited editions, and also the very first to commercially offer high quality Elvgren Replica paintings. He promoted Elvgren for 14 years at his own expense of $1,000,000.

Before Elvgren was rediscovered in the late 1990's and well before most of those popular new books came out, Daniel Vancas Owned and opened several Vanguard Galleries promoting Elvgren! He paid for shows all around the country promoting Elvgren pinup. He was the first to open Elvgren web sites in 1993 & 94.


Because an estimated 40% of all of Elvgren's paintings were thrown away and lost, and because the found ones are rarely are for sale, unless offered at $75,000 to $150,000; Daniel Vancas was the first to paint the replicas of Elvgren pinups for the public, using mostly the destroyed, lost and unavailable Elvgren images. In this way he has faithfully and lovingly preserved many now lost works of art for another generation. At first he was licensed with B&B, now he owns his own separate elvgren Intellectual Property.

Over the years he was also licensed by the VARGAS ESTATE, and bought and sold many vintage original vintage pinup paintings by Elvgren, Vargas, Petty, Moran and many others. Many celebrities and actors have been to his shows and gallery openings.

Daniel Vancas painted over 238 ELVGREN REPLICA PAINTINGS! He has signed and dated back of each one, so they will never be confused with the original vintage painting by Elvgren. The reason you don't often see them for resale is because the collectors of these paintings keep them. Most are sold through galleries.


As a proud owner of the Elvgren trademarks, Daniel Vancas has use these marks continual since 1994, 1st issue 1997 and re-issued, final, over 10 year use, Nov.15, 2005.

Daniel Vancas is listed as a Vero I.P. Property Rights Owner with E since 2001. His Elvgren TM has been approved and accepted as the separate ownership of Daniel Vancas, as agreed with B&B in permanent and final agreements which were made order and recorded in Federal Court March 2001. Per this order licensee's or their 3rd parties of B&B, such as art dealers, authors, book publishers may NOT disrupt, slander Mr. Vancas art business and/or I.P. (Which includes this auction, slander on his name and products, his lawful trademarks and derivative artist copyrights on apx 130 Elvgren images, paintings, prints etc.) This being said this mark was reconfirmed and re-issued by the Federal Trademark and Patent Office, after they LOST (due to unknown internal loss or theft) Daniel Vancas' 5 year filing and use statement along with a major portion of his original TM files. There was not cancelation of registration for any other reason. Because of his documented confirmations, use and supporting court order, the TM registration was promptly re-issued to Daniel Vancas.

Because of reported and documented long term email and other harassment by mean spirited art dealers and their "friends", Please advise us if anyone contacts you to discourage you in any way, even your interest to buy this beautiful print or original painting lawfully produced by Daniel Vancas, all supported by his Elvgren Intellectual Property, his Trademarks, and his permanent binding agreements. Which include Court Orders and Court Determinations in 2001, 2002 & 2003 confirming Daniel Vancas' authority, rights, ownership, right of ownership and trademark standings and use for over 10 years.

All this effort and money spent to support Mr. Vancas' Elvgren I.P. is to support the values for the collectors of these beautiful fine art paintings as well as preserve Mr. Vancas' rights, first efforts, investments and development of the Elvgren pin-up revival started by his hard work and tireless effort. When he started to promote Elvgren 14 years ago, people would ask, who in the world is Elvgren? Mr.Vancas has answered that question by devoting a largest part of his artistic effort to demonstrate why Elvgren is one of the great artists of the American 20th century pop art and culture iconic. Not just to confine him to the smaller circle of pinup collectors.
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