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The Little Foxes
The Little Foxes
The Little Foxes
The Little Foxes

Artist Frank "Fraver" Verlizzo

The Little Foxes

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The artist's narrative:

THE LITTLE FOXES — 1981 heralded the arrival of the world’s most publicized movie star making her Broadway debut. As a starstruck pre-teen, I became obsessed with Elizabeth Taylor ever since watching her mega-epic, Cleopatra, on the big screen at New York City’s Rivoli Theatre. I learned she was rehearsing at the Martin Beck just down the street—and I wanted desperately to design the artwork for her show. Lillian Hellman’s play is set in a small Alabama town in 1900.

My first thoughts went to my favorite American illustrator of that period, Charles Dana Gibson. His stylish pen-and-ink illustrations created the personification of the feminine ideal of physical beauty that spanned the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States. Channeling his technique, I sketched Elizabeth Taylor as Hellman’s main character, Regina Giddens. Unfortunately, a rival ad agency was representing the production, so my heartfelt efforts quickly fell by the wayside.



Technical information:

A framed poster with museum-quality paper and a beautiful frame.

  • Size 20x28 inches (51x71 cm)
  • 200 gsm / 80 lb matte (uncoated) paper
  • Lightweight 1-2 cm (0.4-0.8") thick frame
  • Shatterproof, transparent plexiglass.
  • Includes hanging kit, to hang in both portrait and landscape orientations.
  • For indoor use

The frame and poster are delivered together, but not mounted. 



The purchase of this poster is intended for personal display by the intended user. The purchase does not constitute any license, or permission for promotion, advertising or any commercial or non-commercial exploitation. All rights remain the property of the artist.