Playboy is one of the biggest names in the show business – and a brand that has been a part of the man’s life ever since 1953. Ever since Hugh Hefner started his own magazine in Chicago that year, the brand has been blossoming and attracting more and more readers globally. Since then, there have been many Playboy franchises around the world.
Playboy Over The Years: The Birth Of Franchises And Legendary Covers
Over the years, the magazine has had all sorts of different covers. While most of them have been featuring models and celebrities, there were ones that made an impact with their artistic nature.
One of them was the legendary Playboy cover made by Andy Warhol in 1986, featuring the logo of the brand and selling as a limited edition piece that year. The art was based on paint, applied through the silkscreen process which combined orange, pink, blue, yellow and black layers of paint applied one at a time.
So far, Warhol’s work was the first and only Playboy cover that was of artistic nature. Three decades later, the entire approach is getting a facelift – and now Gilda Garza, an experienced painter – is the artist behind the paint brushes.
Gilda Garza’s Masterpiece On Playboy Mexico’s February 2018 Cover
Playboy Mexico has been a franchise which popularity grew just like the brand itself. The rising popularity made the editors test and try many new approaches which have always been to the likes of the subscribers.
This February (2018), Playboy Mexico features a paint-based cover by the artist Gilda Garza, which sort of repeats Warhol’s approach – in a modern take. While there is no doubt that the February edition of the magazine will sell like hotcakes, the artistic nature of this cover is what amazes many readers and builds even more authority for the brand itself.
The First Female Painter Whose Work Is Featured On A Playboy Cover
As we mentioned above, Gilda Garza has already left her mark in several cities such as Miami, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. She has definitely been an artist to watch, especially during the past couple of years, when she made a huge impact on the art scene.
Some of Gilda’s recent notable works include partnering with famous athletes and sports teams such as the boxer Canelo, and the most recent Phoenix Suns Sculpture for their ‘Sole of Phoenix’ exhibition.
All of these projects have contributed to Gilda’s success and inspired her to thrive with her strong, sensual and elegant approach to contemporary art. Her fame in the US as well as in her homeland was the primary reason she was chosen for this historical Playboy cover.
Bold, Vibrant And Ever-Lasting: Garza’s Work Becoming A Legacy In The Art Scene
There is no doubt that Gilda will continue to inspire and work even harder to get the recognition she deserves. So far, her awe-inspiring contemporary work made a lot of headlines – all thanks to the inspiration that she took from her grandmother who was also a renowned painter. On the other hand, this Playboy Mexico cover will be remembered as a bold, heart-capturing and legendary piece of work that will be a topic of discussion just like Warhol’s legendary work in 1986.