Sale 10BP01 | Lot 53

VARGAS, ALBERTO Standing woman with skis.

Catalogue: Books, Photographs & Prints
VARGAS, ALBERTO Standing woman with skis.

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Lot 53
VARGAS, ALBERTO Standing woman with skis.
. Original drawing, watercolor and colored pencils over graphite on tracing paper laid to board, signed in pencil "A. Varga" (lr). Drawing 22 x 16 1/4 inches (56 x 41.5 cm). Matted and framed, not examined out of frame.
This charming drawing was prepared for American Weekly in 1945. All of Vargas's work for of this period bore the "Varga" variant of his signature, which Esquire Magazine insisted he use for his art; ownership of the name was ultimately the subject of a lawsuit. The V of the skis is reflective of the World War II Victory "V" sign, popularized by Churchill.
Provenance:
Estate of the artist; The Collection of Astrid Vargas-Conte; Thence by descent to the present owner

The Property of Patty Conte

Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
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Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
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