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Groovy 1960s Exotic Women from JH Lynch

Many of you MID Century Modern Art lovers are fully aware of the JH Lynch mass-produced artwork of exotic women from the 1960s. I own an “Autumn Leaves” by JH Lynch framed print that hangs in my living room. This image collage is a sampling of some of his work.

Top and across – “Autumn Leaves”, “Tina” and “The Woodland Goddess”

Bottom and across – “Nymph”, “Maria” and “Rose”

1960s JH Lynch Art

1960s JH Lynch Art

The JH Lynch artwork of these sultry women can be seen in the 1971 groovy movie “A Clockwork Orange” by Stanley Kubrick. Shown in this collage are screen shots of the movie where you can see “Nymph”, “Autumn Leaves” and “Tina”.

1971 "A Clockwork Orange” movie screen shots featuring JH Lynch Art

1971 “A Clockwork Orange” movie screen shots featuring JH Lynch Art

I love and adore my JH Lynch “Autumn Leaves” framed print that was mass produced in the 1960s by Turner Wall Accessories out of Chicago, IL, that hangs in my living room.  Then recently while out picking, I scored a “mystery JH Lynch”, which I thought to be his “Tina”, but there are obvious issues after review – 1. This is NOT a print, but an original PAINTING on board, with a signature that I cannot read that does not appear to be JH Lynch and 2. “Tina” is reversed to the tree, which is on her right, not the left as in his known version of “Tina”. So I thought a PBN, I looked closely and no it’s not a paint-by-number, so maybe a fan artist knockoff?  It’s certainly a vintage piece and created during that same era in the 1960s or maybe the 1970s.  It’s a very well done painting, simply beautiful. So my mystery JH Lynch Style “Tina” is hanging out in the MOD Squad Picking office till I can find her MODvelous new home. Anyone with any suggestions or feedback on my “Tina” painting, please feel free to email me at candace@modsquadpicking.com.


JH Lynch “Autumn Leaves” Hanging In The MOD Squad Picking Pad

JH Lynch “Autumn Leaves” Hanging In The MOD Squad Picking Pad

JH Lynch style Mystery “Tina” Painting

JH Lynch style Mystery “Tina” Painting

Artist Info:
Joseph Henry Lynch (28 October 1911 – 16 January 1989) was a British artist, better known under his signature J.H. Lynch. His mass reproduced paintings of sultry women, especially Tina (1964) make him one of the protagonists of Mass Market Art. Nymph, Autumn Leaves and Woodland Goddess are some of his best known works, some of which are shown in the movie A Clockwork Orange by Stanley Kubrick and also on the cover of one of Edwyn Collins’ singles.

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Vintage 1970s Groovy Lucite Sunglasses

Last month, while out picking, I made contact with the sweetest lady who had quite a story to tell me and I walked away with a fresh picking of NOS 1970s Made In France Multi-Color all Lucite Sunglasses!  In the mid 1990s she went to a local estate auction in her small town and bid on 5 boxes of NOS (new old stock) 1970s Jewelry that had been in the home of a Remco Distributer that provided groovy costume jewelry in this region to dime store outlets and drug stores.  At the end of the auction she was informed that the 5 “boxes” she had bid on and won were actually 5 pallets of NOS. Shazam!  She was in shock and had no means to store these purchased items, so after renting a truck, labor and a storage unit she stored away the 5 pallets of retro goodies for the past 15+ years.  Through the years she has sold small batches at yards sales and church rummage sales as well as handed out to friends and family members.  I was able to buy a large lot of jewelry from her in the early spring which featured peace rings, zodiac necklaces, etc.  Last month she phoned to let me know that she had stumbled onto a small box of sunglasses from this lot and I raced over to take a look – SCORE – a small lot of 1970s mod groovy all Lucite colored sunglasses! Each stamped MADE IN FRANCE.


Fresh Pickings ~ June 7, 2012



NOS 1970s Lucite Sunglasses

These quickly sold in my eBay auctions to the highest bidder and I still think I should have kept a pair – maybe the sunny yellow for myself – but I enjoyed them while I had them.  Just last week when doing some other mod merchandise research I located this great vintage advertisement for the shades – Giovani MODA.



Vintage Lucite Sunglass Magazine Ad