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untitled (January calendar)
  • Alberto Vargas
    1896–1982
    born: Arequipa, Peru ; died: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • untitled (January calendar), circa 1943
  • published in Esquire magazine, January 1943
  • Where object was made: United States
  • watercolor, airbrushing
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 58 x 75.9 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 22 13/16 x 29 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0580
Description

Nude female figure holding a cigarette and medal (identified as a United States Distinguished Flying Cross medal) in a red box. This drawing is missing the "dress" layer that was originally covering the figure when this original is compared to reproductions from Esquire.