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untitled (gatefold)
  • Alberto Vargas
    1896–1982
    born: Arequipa, Peru ; died: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • untitled (gatefold), circa 1942
  • published in Esquire magazine, December 1942
  • Where object was made: United States
  • watercolor on illustration board
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 55.9 x 76.2 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 22 x 30 in
    Mat Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0556
Description
Exhibitions

Female figure with red hair and blue eyes wearing a black-belted, one-piece, backless bathing suit or shorts outfit, trimmed in white fur. She holds a mirror and mask in her proper right hand. The mask is of an elderly male figure with full, white beard and mustache (identified as Santa Claus).