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ALBERTO VARGAS

BIOGRAPHY
Artist Art Brokerage: Peruvian artist Alberto Vargas. 60 listings. We have buyers now for original erotic paintings. 1896-1982 - Artist Alberto Vargas was born in Arequipa, Peru, in 1896, the son of a successful photographer, and was educated in Switzerland. Arriving in New York in 1916, he was determined to stay in America and pursue what became an illustrious career. Alberto Vargas' name has become synonymous with pin-up girls, but in the early 1940s, he was just a guy hired by "Esquire" magazine to imitate departed star George Petty, who bolted over pay. Vargas initially aped Petty's sleek women with their telephone posing and large-hat lounging; soon, however, Vargas' own distinctive, delicate watercolor style emerged. His wide-eyed wonder- women rivaled Betty Grable as the ultimate pin-up girl of World War II. Vargas (who signed his Esquire work "Varga") had already achieved some notoriety for his Ziegfeld Follies and movie poster art. But "Esquire" made him famous, though he was paid poorly and, like Petty, eventually quit. Vargas was given a second shot at fame and fortune by longtime fan Hugh Hefner. Alberto Vargas' regular "Playboy" slot in the 1960s and '70s elevated Vargas to a pinnacle eclipsing Petty. One of the true giants of American illustration, Alberto Vargas has created an art style so sensuous, so exquisite, that for the past six decades his magnificent paintings of women have come to embody the fantasies of three generations of women and men around the world. His work also appeared in "Harper's Bazaar", "Theatre Magazine", and "Tattler". Alberto Vargas passsed away in December 1982.

ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, WATERCOLORS, DRAWINGS AND WORKS ON PAPER

Alberto Vargas

"Bridal Vision, Study Watercolor 1948"

Acuarela

Watercolor and Pencil

27 x 18 in  |  67 x 46 cm
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Alberto Vargas

"Nude with White Feather Watercolor 1939"

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Watercolor on Board

25 x 20 x 1 in  |  64 x 51 x 3 cm
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Alberto Vargas

"Topless Blonde Holding Mirror 1945"

Acuarela

Pencil Drawing with Watercolor and Conte Crayon

17 x 26 in  |  43 x 66 cm
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Bill Mack

"Essence Bonded Bronze Sculpture AP"

Escultura

Bonded Bronze Wall Sculpture

40 x 32 x 10 in  |  102 x 81 x 25 cm
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Tomasz Rut

"Kora 2005"

Pintura Original

Oil on Canvas

48 x 30 x 1 in  |  122 x 76 x 3 cm
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Melvin John Ramos

"Have a Havana VII AP 2008"

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Lithograph

30 x 45 in  |  76 x 113 cm
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Douglas Hofmann

"Reclining Nude"

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Lithograph

22 x 28 in  |  56 x 71 cm
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Douglas Hofmann

"Bieres De La Meuse"

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Lithograph

31 x 25 in  |  79 x 64 cm
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Tomasz Rut

"Calypso II"

Pintura Original

Oil on Canvas

23 x 36 in  |  58 x 91 cm
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Tomasz Rut

"Appassionata II 2008"

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Giclee on Canvas

32 x 21 in  |  81 x 53 cm
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Douglas Hofmann

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Douglas Hofmann

"Reflection Portfolio I"

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Silkscreen

22 x 19 in  |  56 x 48 cm
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Tomasz Rut

"Perfuro AP"

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Giclee on Canvas

33 x 28 in  |  83 x 71 cm
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Tomasz Rut

"Magnanima"

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17 x 40 in  |  44 x 102 cm
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Tomasz Rut

"Ignoscente"

Pintura Original

Oil on Canvas

57 x 44 in  |  145 x 112 cm
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Bill Mack

"Vanity Bronze Sculpture"

Escultura

Bronze

33 x 21 x 6 in  |  84 x 53 x 15 cm
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Douglas Hofmann

"Mirror"

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Lithograph on Hanemuhle Paper

25 x 21 in  |  64 x 53 cm
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Tomasz Rut

"In Spe"

Pintura Original

Oil on Canvas

63 x 48 in  |  160 x 122 cm
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Bill Mack

"Girl with Robe Drawing 1993"

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Pencil on Paper

27 x 21 x 2 in  |  69 x 53 x 5 cm
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Melvin John Ramos

"Have a Havana VI"

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Lithograph

23 x 23 in  |  58 x 58 cm
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Douglas Hofmann

"Satin Slippers"

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Lithograph with Remarque

25 x 20 in  |  64 x 51 cm
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Linda LeKinff

"Reserved Watercolor"

Acuarela

Original Watercolor on Paper

22 x 18 in  |  56 x 46 cm
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Felix Mas

"La Dama de las Mariposa 2005"

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Lithograph

41 x 25 in  |  104 x 63 cm
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Douglas Hofmann

"Mirror"

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Serigraph

25 x 21 in  |  64 x 53 cm
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Frederick Mulhaupt

"Untitled Watercolor 1930"

Acuarela

Original Watercolor

6 x 9 in  |  15 x 23 cm
$10,000 USD OBO
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James Coleman

"Steps to Paradise 2003"

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Original Watercolor

22 x 15 in  |  56 x 38 cm
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Tomasz Rut

"Girl with Violin"

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Giclee on Canvas

15 x 12 in  |  38 x 30 cm
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