[Rudolf Nureyev and Ballerina.]
Etching with very large margins. Manche XVII 8/100. Plate: 300 x 390mm, (12 x 15¼").
Portrait of Rudolf Nureyev (1938-1993) and a ballerina by Dutch artist Ilse Voigt (1905-1997). Nureyev, one of the most celebrated dancers of the Twentieth century, through his artistic skill and expressive style gave new importance to male roles. A sensation in Soviet Russia, Nureyev travelled to Europe with the Kirov Ballet in 1961. However due to his mixing with Europeans during his stay he was persuaded to return to Russia while the rest of the dancers went on to London, however sensing a trap, Nureyev defected to the West after approaching French police at Le Bourget Airport.
[Ref: 36415] £140.00