Don't Come Any Nearer, c.1973

Don't Come Any Nearer, c.1973

By Alberto Vargas
About the image
This drawing of a playfully posed young nude woman captures her wielding a belt, and Vargas has written, among other things, in the top left "Don't come any nearer!".

For all of the Vargas Girls that appeared in Playboy Magazine, there was a clever quip usually written by a copy writer at the magazine.  Occasionally, Vargas would write some clever language in an effort perhaps to convey further meaning and context for the drawing.

This is a pose that has been reworked by Vargas over the years, first appearing in the 1940s, though not published.  The final appearance in Playboy featured a tennis raquet instead of a belt.
Collectors notes
This is an original pencil & colored pencil drawing on tracing paper which served as the basis for the final painting that appeared in the July, 1973 issue of Playboy Magazine.

It features hand-written notes by Alberto Vargas in the top left corner.

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Don't Come Any Nearer, c.1973
Don't Come Any Nearer, c.1973


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