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    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."

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