(Tiraspol/Ukraine 1881–1964 Fontenay-aux-Roses) Costume for one of the seven bridesmaids from the ballet, ‘Chout’, cut, hand-painted fabrics (linen-like, silk) on a plexiglass body, 140 x 128 cm, in plexiglass box 161 x 165 x 24 cm, (K)
The original performance of the ballet, ‘Chout’, was performed by Sergei Diaghilev’s ‘Ballets Russes’ at the Théâtre de la Gaité Lyrique in Paris in 1921. Music by Sergei Prokofiev, choreography Thadée Slavinsky, costumes Mikhail Larionov. Exhibited: Serge Diaghilev and Les Ballets Russes: The Centenary Exhibition, Daniel Katz Gallery, London, 19 May-12 June 2009
Provenance: The wardrobe of The Diaghilev and de Basil Ballet Foundation, Paris and Monte Carlo; Sotheby’s, London; The Chenil Galleries, 3 March 1973; Julian Barran Ltd., London; Private Collection, Vienna
Literature: J. Barran, Serge Diaghilev: Les Ballets Russes 1909–2009, London 2009, no. 16
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