Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Alberto Vargas (1896-1983) Original Final Preliminary Magazine Illustration (1965-1969). The final study for a Playboy magazine image by Alberto Vargas that, in its final form, was published on three separate occasions. First, the final rendering was published as a full-page pin-up in Playboy with its caption "I'm a little tired this evening - mind if I don't play hard-to-get?" It then appeared again in a Vargas retrospective titled Vargas Revisited in Playboy for the January, 1970 issue. Lastly it was included in the Playboy publication,Vargas Girls a collection of "fifty years of beauty by Playboy's favorite delineator of the American Girl." A marvelous and unique Vargas original, it is executed in pencil, watercolor and airbrush on paper. Matted (24.5 x 29) with an approximate sight size of 18.5 x 23, it is signed lower right. Written in the upper left hand corner by Alberto Vargas is his working title of the image, "The Last Line of Defense."

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    View shipping information

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2003
    6th-10th Thursday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 931

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $6) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 44 days left to consign to the 2019 April 13 European Comic Art Comic Art - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage rocks!
    James C.,
    Glendale, CA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 October 12 Illustration Art - Dallas
    2018 October 12 Illustration Art - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,745,893
    2018 December 8 - 9 Animation Art Signature Auction - Beverly Hills
    2018 December 8 - 9 Animation Art Signature Auction - Beverly Hills
    REALIZED $1,885,484