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    ALBERTO VARGAS (American, 1896-1982)
    Duotone Varga Signature, 1947
    Watercolor on posterboard
    27.25 x 18 in.
    Signed
    This stunning pin-up is one of the most iconic Vargas images we've ever had the pleasure to offer.

    Alberto Vargas created Varga Enterprises soon after he left Esquire magazine. The visionary artist began creating distinctive logos based on his signature to create branded products during the fifties before he went to work for Playboy magazine. This painting of a young, scantily attired woman lying on her back with her legs raised to form the "V" in the Varga signature is a rare example, one of two known paintings made with the "Varga" signature as a key design element.

    Estate stamp verso.

    PROVENANCE:
    Estate of the artist;
    The Collection of Astrid Vargas-Conte;
    Thence by descent to the present owner.




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    Minor abrasions to black ground, otherwise very good condition. Framed dimensions: 36.25" x 26.25"

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    February, 2010
    18th Thursday
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