DescriptionAlberto Vargas (1896-1982) Original Pin-up Sketch (c.1950).
Drawn by Vargas as part of his early conceptions for the Vargas Girl playing card deck. An article published in Figure Photography (Vol. Nine), shows Vargas working on the rough drawings -- this exact sketch is pictured.
Graphite on paper, image size approximately 6 x 4. Initialed lower right.
The notation "PI x 13 id" is written in pen on the verso of the paper. The ink bleeds through on the front side in the same area where Vargas' initials appear.
keywords: illustrator, Esquire artist, Varga, Playboy artist
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