With her crowd-stopping face and brilliant auburn hair, Vargas reveals in this woman a touch of fire. Young and electric, she enlivens us and beckons us to join her.
The Legacy Nudes:
This series consists of twelve spectacular artworks that Alberto Vargas created over a period of several years in order to demonstrate his exceptional abilities. He once said that these pieces were "the best I can do."
Vargas' achievements with capturing light, shading, and tone with watercolor and airbrush in the Legacy Nudes were unprecedented. These exquisite representations of the female form have a dramatic visual impact and their lifelike appearance leaves a delightful impression that is sure to impress any viewer. They are an extraordinary artistic accomplishment.
Upon the completion of the last artwork in 1956, they were set aside, not to be released in his lifetime, in order to create a legacy to support his beloved wife Anna Mae in the case of his death. Sadly, she predeceased Alberto, and these treasured pieces became his personal gifts to their heirs instead.
The Limited Edition Legacy Nudes Collection includes twelve impeccable lithographs of these masterpieces. Click the link to see the group represented here on our site. Please contact us for a complete PDF catalogue of all twelve pieces.
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.
This fine art print was published in San Francisco in 1986, 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.