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Alberto Vargas

Alberto Vargas

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Alberto Vargas

Peruvian-born American illustrator (1896–1982) best remembered for his colorful, sensuous renderings of pinup-style nudes. ALS signed “Alberto,” one page, 6 x 8, February 13, 1964. Letter to noted collector Lionel Aucoin. In part, “May I suggest that you buy ‘Playboy’s’ Vargas Portfolio just out of the presses containing 6 reproductions (20 by 30 in) of some of my best work. I sincerely believe that would be the best $25.00 investment you’ll make in a truly artistic portfolio of my paintings.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Vargas’s hand, and signed in full in the return address area, “Alberto Vargas.” In very fine condition. RRAuction COA.

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  • Dates: #341 - Ended January 14, 2009