Elvgren, Rockwell and Leyendecker among luminous names in Heritage Auctions illustration art event

BEVERLY HILLS, CA.- A grouping of prime canvases by the master of Pin-Up Art, Gil Elvgren, will anchor Heritage Auctions’ March 1-2 Illustration Art Signature® Auction, led by Elvgren’s whimsical, tongue-in-cheek 1946 Brown and Bigelow calendar illustration, “I Hope the Boys Don’t Draw Straws Tonight,” estimated at $50,000+. The auction, which features a staggering 873 total lots, will take place at Heritage’s Beverly Hills showroom, 9478 West Olympic Boulevard. “This is our first Illustration Art auction of 2012 and it’s shaping up to be superb,” said Todd Hignite, Vice President at Heritage Auctions. “Just about every illustrator collectors could hope for is represented, from all genres and time periods. It’s a deep selection that should very much impress those who are passionate about the form.” The backbone of Heritage illustration auctions over the last three years ha