Legacy Girl
© Patricia Conte

Legacy Girl

By Alberto Vargas
About the image

This gorgeous portrait of actress and model Mara Corday was painted in 1950 and represents one of the most iconic poses Vargas ever created. With her legs in the "V" formation, they formed the first letter of his name, which he used on his business cards, letterhead, and myriad promotional items.

This image was one of the first pieces Vargas published after his separation from Esquire and the resulting lawsuits. It represents Vargas' independence and the reinstating of his career.

Originally published as a playing card, it later appeared in True Magazine in February, 1952. The original artwork belonged to the Vargas family for many years. It sold at auction in 2021 for $100,000.

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 1987, in cooperation with the heirs of Alberto Vargas. As an estate-authorized print, it bears the registered trademark "Vargas" 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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