Sheer Elegance
© Hearst Corporation ®Alberto Vargas

Sheer Elegance

By Alberto Vargas
About the image

Beautiful. Statuesque. Dramatic. "Sheer Elegance" is one of the most universally appealing images we have ever published. Loved by both men and women alike, she expresses elevated mood. While simply an image of a lovely woman striking a pose, "Sheer Elegance" also symbolizes the romance, sophistication, and strength that women embody. 

Originally published in the Esquire Calendar for 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 1987, 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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