VARGAS, ALBERTO Do You Like My New Hat?
? Original drawing, watercolor and colored pencils over graphite on tracing paper, laid at upper and lower edges to card, with the Vargas estate stamp (ll), characteristically initialed by Hugh Hefner ("OK w/c H") (lr). Drawing 30 x 20 inches (76 x 51 cm). Adhesive just lifting at mounted edges, leaving a marginal stain on the image.
Detailed study of a seated woman rendered for Playboy, titled as noted at upper right in pencil by Vargas, together with a pencil annotation in his hand "Hat and pumps to match/negligee white-gold lame braid/gold string on hat." The month of publication is noted (May).
Estate of the artist; The Collection of Astrid Vargas-Conte; Thence by descent to the present owner
The Property of Patty Conte
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