Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Redheaded Venus of the Week 5: Mind if I don't play hard to get by Alberto Vargas

Somewhat surprisingly we haven't had an Alberto Vargas picture on Venus Observations yet. Joaquin Alberto Vargas y Chávez (1896-1982) deserves a proper entry later but here, as a taster, is one of the paintings that he did for Playboy in the 1960s. This one appeared in the May 1963 edition. His paintings were invariably embellised with a fictional quote from the young lady in the picture. This one read "I'm a little tired tonight do you mind if I don't play hard to get?" Fortunately the picture is of a higher standard...

A decade later he re-worked the picture but the girl remains a red head.

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