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    Alberto Vargas (1896-1982) Original Preliminary Illustration (c.1966).
    Fully finished final study by Vargas of Playboy playmate Cynthia Maddox. The final version appeared as a full-page illustration in Playboy April, 1966. Caption: "Sending a dozen roses was my boyfriend's idea, but delivering them one at a time was the florist's."
    Mixed media on paper, matted (31.5 x 26.5), sight size approximately 23 x 18.5. Signed lower right.
    Examples of the final published version are included.

    keywords: illustrator, nude, beauty, glamour, Esquire artist, Varga, Vargas Girl


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    July, 2003
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