Name

Poster

Print

Description


Ava Gardner

35.5 x 24.25
(same)

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n/a

Poster: Verkerke publisher 1980.  Vargas sig with "Co" in the loop under the "g" - Nice conventional poster - not litho.  It has a brown border at the top, not included in the dimensions, because It looks like it was supposed to be trimmed off.

24 x 36
(same)

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Poster: Verkerke publisher 1980.
 Blond with Hat Sitting on stool.

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Broadway Showgirl

36.5x26
(???)
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35x25
(same)
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This beautiful showgirl of the Ziegfeld stage displays an air of confidence, even while posing in the nude.
Poster: Black Border and large Vargas logo at bottom, No signature in image. 
Print: no border, and Vargas sig is lower right. The original painting has Alberto Vargas block sig lower left.

Poster Print (Rare)
Available NEW at the
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Cover Girl

32 x23
(same)

36x26
(same)
[1988]

Poster:  Black background, no border
Print: no border;  Varga signature lower right in blue/black


First Love

39-1/2 

26 1/8

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39.5 x 26
(same)
[1986]

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Poster: litho and has a dark blus border with gold pinstripeing, First Love is written in gold script at the bottom right.Varga signature is imprinted in gold LR in image.  Model's foot extends into border at bottom.


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The painting "First Love" is historic in that it was the very first Varga Girl ever published by Esquire. It appeared as a gatefold in the October 1940 issue of the magazine. This blonde beauty, whispering words of passion while lying on a bed of satin, introduced our nation to Alberto Vargas' legendary "all-American girl" images images that would become a part of our culture for many decades.


Diana

36 x 24
[1996]

39.5x26.125
(20.75x15.75)
[1979]
Childers/SFAE

Poster: a bit contrasty and saturated colors, no sig.
Print:
A "print" is circulating that has washed out colors.

"Diana"  Alberto Vargas captured nobility and strength in this portrayal of the "Goddess of the Hunt." Originally inspired by Ziegfeld Follies star, Caja Erik, the contrast of Vargas' classically-rendered figure on a dream-like Art Deco backdrop is striking. It took confidence and vision to marry two styles in this way with such wonderful results.


Jeanne

36 x 24
32.5 x22.5
[1996]

26 x 19
(same)
[1991]

Poster: litho on Oji paper; red and black pinstripe border; Alberto Vargas - American Classic is printed in bottom margin.  No signature.
Print: Regular Varga sig in red on lower right, and Jeanne Dean signature lower left.

This image first appeared as an Esquire magazine gatefold in June 1942. This was America's first year at war--a time when many young lovers were separated by endless months and thousands of miles. But in love lies hope. Here, Jeanne is holding an orchid, symbolic of young love, in her one hand and a note in her other. Perhaps it is a promise of devotion from her beau overseas. "Jeanne" represents that pure, unfettered moment of wonder when, in love, anything is possible.

 
Legacy Girl

26" x 36
[1987]

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Poster: Lace style border, no signature
Print: Vargas signature lower right.

Poster Print (Rare)

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Memories of Olive

36 x 24
[1996]

35 x 25
(same)
[1985]

Poster:Continuous-tone lithograph on Oji paper, and has original Vargas block sidnature lower LEFT.
Print:  Regular Varga sig in red on lower RIGHT. A 36x25 promo "print" is reported, and I have seen offered for sale of gold-toned print with no signature.

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Sheer Elegance

 24 x 36
(20.5 x 31.5)
[1996

38 1/2" x  26"

(same)
[1986]

Poster: Continuous-tone lithograph on Oji paper.  No sig.
Print: extends to edge of paper and has sig in red, extreme lower right.

Poster Print

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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 and uplifting mood. While simply an image of a lovely woman striking a pose, "Sheer Elegance" also symbolizes the romance, sophistication, and strength that women embody. The model for this painting is believed to be Anna Mae Clift, Alberto's wife. She began posing for Vargas in the 1920's, when she was a dancer with the Greenwich Village Follies.  


 
Sleepy Time Gal

 

26" x  37"

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Poster:  It has oval pin striping, and model's leg crosses it.

 

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Temptation

36 x 24
(31 x 20.25)
[1996]

32 x 21
(same)
[1989]

Poster: No signature
Print: Varga sig in red, lower right.

Poster Print

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"Temptation"  Appearing as the June, 1943 gatefold in Esquire magazine, this painting was truly inspiring and morale boosting for the American G.I.'s serving in the Pacific theater of war. Although the world was at war in the South Pacific, Americans were enchanted by the idea of exotic women on tropical islands. Alberto created this painting, reminiscent of Dorothy Lamour and Hedi Lamar, to satisfy those romantic desires. The flowers and grass skirt conjure up images of coconut trees and white sandy beaches, while the eyes of this raven-haired beauty seem to capture you in a moment of seduction.


Trick or Treat 

36 x 24
[1996]

26 x 19
(same)
[1996]

Poster: Continuous-tone lithograph on Oji paper, pinstripe border around image, and has no sig in image area, Vargas Centennial printed under image.
Print: Vargas sig in red, lower left.

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"Trick or Treat" was one of the most popular Vargas Girls to have appeared in Playboy magazine. The way Alberto was able to render the delicate and subtle features of her body through the sheer material of her skin-tight costume is a trick that's quite a treat!


World War II

38 x 25
(22x35.5)

38 x 30
(same)

Poster: Has World War II and the Bicentennial logo printed under the image and is cropped close to the shoe. Medium Offset Lithograph. Slight brush texture to the paper.
Print: has no printing. The original was painted circa 1950, and the veil and Purple Heart executed 1975. 

In 1975, the Chicago Tribune newspaper conducted a survey among World War II veterans as to what they remembered most about the war-time period. The responses received most often were Glen Miller's band, and the Varga Girl. As a result, Alberto was commissioned to paint his own tribute to the war; his painting was featured in the bicentennial commemorative edition of the paper, published on December 7th, 1975. This poster is a reproduction of Alberto's sensitive and moving painting of the many American women who loved and supported their husbands and boyfriends while the men fought overseas.