Head Studies of Woman with Red Hair Contra-posed With Head of a Man, 1944

Head Studies of Woman with Red Hair Contra-posed With Head of a Man, 1944

By Alberto Vargas
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The particular campaign strategy encouraged the female audience to "Be His Pin-Up Girl" and "Have a Pin-up complexion" using Jergens Face Powder.

It is especially important to note that it is uncommon to find a study that is actually signed by Vargas. His studies were evolutionary works in progress. As such he intended to keep these as his personal property, virtually eliminating his need to sign.

This particular work is one of those few hand-signed drawings. What is more rare in this case, however, is that Vargas signed this particular work "Varga," the name he used for only a few years at Esquire magazine (1940 - 1946).

In addition, Vargas also placed the notation "Esq" within his signature at the center of the letter "G," the abbreviation for Esquire. Unusual and very rare indeed. 
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Head Studies of Woman with Red Hair Contra-posed With Head of a Man, 1944
Head Studies of Woman with Red Hair Contra-posed With Head of a Man, 1944

 
 
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