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untitled (gatefold)
  • Alberto Vargas
    born: Arequipa, Peru ; died: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • untitled (gatefold), circa 1940
  • published in Esquire magazine, December 1940
  • Where object was made: United States
  • colored pencil on tracing paper
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 99.1 x 66 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 39 x 26 in
    Mat Dimensions: 45 x 32 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0678
Label Text

Female figure wearing a red outfit (identified as a Santa Claus suit). There is a white bag behind the woman. She is talking on a telephone, and holding a Santa mask in her right hand.