[DANCE AUTOGRAPHS - RUDOLF NUREYEV, MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV, etc.] A fine, large group of one hundred ten dance photos, including eighty eight signed images of the greatest male dancers of the 20th century
. The group comprising approximately 89 signed and 21 unsigned photos, being mostly 8 x 10 inch photographs housed in a binder, 4 framed. Comprising: NUREYEV, RUDOLF (1938-1993): 21 signed photographs, including 2 curtain call images additionally signed by Margot Fonteyn (in "Giselle" & "Swan Lake"), 1 photo additionally signed by Carla Fracci in "Romeo and Juliet," 1 photo additionally signed by Maurice Bejart, 1 curtain call photo from "Notre Dame de Paris" additionally signed by Natalia Makarova and choreographer Roland Petit, and 1 photo additionally signed by Natalia Makarova from "Notre Dame," and 13 photos signed by Nureyev only which includes a signed magazine cover, a reprint of a Hirschfield drawing of the Ballet National de Marseille also signed by various members of the company, 1983, and various portraits (two in a smaller size); BARYSHNIKOV, MIKHAIL (b. 1948): 24 signed photographs, including a framed 16 x 12 inch photo in "Le Sacre du Printemps," a framed 16 x 12 inch photo in "Giselle," a framed 8 x 10 inch photo by Max Waldman in "Le Jeune Homme et La Mort," 1 photo additionally signed Natalia Makarova in "Giselle," 1 photo additionally signed by Twyla Tharp, 1 photo additionally signed by Natalia Makarova in the "Don Quixote Pas de Deux," and other assorted signed 8 x 10 inch photos; MUKHAMEDOV, IREK (b. 1960): 22 signed photographs, signed in Russian, including 2 photos from "Spartacus" (one additionally signed by Natalia Bessmertnova and the other additionally signed by Ludmilla Semanyaka), and 20 various 8 x 10 inch signed photos; GODUNOV, ALEXANDER (1949 -1995): 13 photographs, including 12 8 x 10 inch photos signed either in English or Russian and one oversized 20 x 15 inch photo by Beverly Gallegos from "Spartacus" mounted on board signed additionally by photographer Beverly Gallegos; and WALL, DAVID (1946-2013): 29 photos, 8 signed and 21 unsigned all taken by Leslie Spatt of the Royal Ballet, London. Condition very fine overall but occasional signs of handling, many with collector or photographer backstamps and ink notations to versos.
A very fine large group of signed photographs of several of the best male dancers of the 20th century. Additional photographers represented include Leslie Spatt, Willliam Riley, Nina Alovert, Deborah Falick, Louis Peres, Jack Vartoogian, Judy Cameron, and Marianne Ingrid Butt. The lot 4 frames and 1 spiral notebook.
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