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Ohh Fabio! Harlequin Covers on Display at Paris Galerie

October 26, 2009 at 6:52 PM | by | ()

Las Vegas is known for sexy showgirls and go-go dancers in revealing outfits but if you're looking for sexy men, you have to resign yourself to cheesefests like Thunder from Down Under, Chippendale's, Men of X and the Sapphire boys. While all these shows act out a hero saving a damsel in distress, we're kinda more interested in the original male pin-ups, the dudes who graced the covers of pulsating (heh) women's fiction novels from Harlequin.

Right now at Paris Las Vegas in the hotel's Paris Galerie, an exhibition of original cover art from the Harlequin novels is on display called, "The Heart of a Woman" and unlike those male revues, the show is free. Here's a little bit about the exhibit:

Although it is the stories of romance that charm the hearts of so many women, it is the artwork on the book covers that offers the first tantalizing hint of the pleasures that await between the covers.

The show also spotlights some of the notable names who created these stirring pieces and how the artistic process itself has changed over the decades. More than a hundred original works of art will be displayed, from Harlequin’s beginnings in 1949 to the present day.

The exhibit was previously shown in New York and Toronto and The Globe and Mail reported that the works give you an inside look at the artists who were painting these covers. Surprisingly, they were all men. Get yourself to the Paris Galerie before January 31 to check it out.

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