Lady in Red
© Hearst Corporation ®Alberto Vargas

Lady in Red

By Alberto Vargas
About the image

"Lady in Red" reminds us of the carefree times that existed in this country before America entered World War II. The unique style of her striking red dress - a complete improvisation by Vargas - would have been the envy of any of her contemporaries.  Although references might be made to Betty Grable, the artwork that was the basis for this print was completed prior to her famous long-legged pin-up.

Originally published as an Esquire gatefold in September, 1941. The original artwork is part of the permanent collection at the Julia Spencer Museum at the University of Kansas.

Release Notes:
These beautiful museum-quality continuous-tone lithograph prints were printed in two different versions (as separate editions) with distinct finishes. Please use both the CHOOSE A SIZE and CHOOSE A VERSION buttons below to see the details, pricing, and availability for each one.

  • The Arches Edition was printed on ARCHES Watercolor paper, an archival, 100% cotton paper with a matte finish, and used by professional artists for centuries.

  • The Deluxe Edition was printed on a patented archival paper called Opalesque which has a surface that emulates the look and feel of silk.

Collector's Notes:
This fine art print was published in San Francisco in 1995, in cooperation with the Hearst Corporation/Esquire. It bears the registered trademark "Varga" signature logo applied via silkscreen to the finished work.

Buyers will receive a certificate of authenticity following delivery of their artwork.

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