Study of Reclining Young Blonde On the Telephone, 1961

Study of Reclining Young Blonde On the Telephone, 1961

By Alberto Vargas
About the image
Not only was Alberto Vargas one of America's finest chroniclers of 20th Century female beauty, but he was a skilled technician who mastered the use of the figure to invent compositions, often in a void environment. 

This particular drawing is a pose and composition that some Vargas aficionados will immediately recognize as bearing a close resemblance to the first painting Alberto produced for Esquire magazine. The image was reproduced in the October 1940 issue and was the first appearance of the "Varga Girl" in Esquire and the beginning of the phenomenon that gave birth to a cultural icon. 
Collectors notes
This is an original pencil & colored pencil drawing on tracing paper which served as the basis for the final painting that appeared in the June, 1961 issue of Playboy Magazine. (SK-505)

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Study of Reclining Young Blonde On the Telephone, 1961
Study of Reclining Young Blonde On the Telephone, 1961

 
 
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