Lot 305: Théâtre de Monte-Carlo / Ballet Russe. 1911
October 30, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963) Size: Each: 23 1/8 x 36 in./58.7 x 91.6 cm Eugène Verneau & Henri Chachoin, Paris As a writer, painter, and decorator, Cocteau was closely affiliated with the world of dance and theatre. In 1911, he created this beautiful pair of posters for the Ballet Russe - one depicting Najinsky in a pose from Le Spectre de la Rose, and the other showcasing his partner Tamara Karsavina. The set is considered one of the masterpieces of dance posters. This is the smaller format. (dance, russia, great art deco)
Condition Report: A-/ Minor creasing in background of Najnsky. Framed.
Dimensions: Each: 23 1/8 x 36 in./58.7 x 91.6 cm
Artist or Maker: JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963)