Sweet Dreams
© Hearst Corporation ®Alberto Vargas

Sweet Dreams

By Alberto Vargas
About the image

As we gaze into the alluring bedroom eyes of this beautiful young woman, we are struck by her sensuality, tenderness, and tranquility. Her soft skin is delicately caressed by a revealing blue negligee. "Sweet Dreams" was the second piece Alberto produced for Esquire Magazine and appeared as the gatefold in the November 1940 issue. This is a superb example of Alberto's masterful watercolor technique and meticulous attention to detail.

The model for this beautiful image is most certainly Anna Mae, Alberto's wife and focus of his devotion. 

Originally published as an Esquire gatefold in November, 1940. 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 1989, 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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