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    ALBERTO VARGAS (American, 1896-1982)
    Brunette in Blue with Phone (Maxine Emitt), circa 1952
    Watercolor on board
    30 x 20 in.
    Signed lower left

    The artist;
    Astrid Vargas-Conte;
    Patty Conte.

    Please note that as with all of our lots, the copyright for this artwork is not sold with the physical painting.

    Condition Report*:

    Image presents very well overall. Adheisve on the bottom and top extreme edges; moderate surface dirt on the border edges; light loss to the extreme corners; repaired 3-inch abrasion on the center right edge, two small areas to the left of figure's left foot, a 2-inch area to the left of the bow and a minor area above figure's head; a faint horizontal crease extending through the center of the board. Not framed.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2013
    11th-12th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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