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    Alberto Vargas (American, 1896-1982)
    It's a Survey, Darling, The Want to Know What You're Watching, Playboy interior illustration study, February 1977
    Watercolor and pencil on tracing paper
    17 x 13 in. (image)
    Artist's estate stamp on verso

    Inscribed on upper left is an alternative unpublished blurb for the pinup, "Please talk loud and clear Master Reid. This butterfly coming out of the cocoon will bug you!"


    Condition Report*: Light overall paper discoloration with vestiges and stains of old adhesive at top and bottom edges; few soft handling creases; bumps at corners;  sheet measures 28 x 20 inches.  Not framed.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2019
    23rd Tuesday
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