• Impressionist/Modern auction at Christies

    Sale 2198

    Impressionist/Modern

    22 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 87

    Pavel Tchelitchew (1898-1957)

    Portrait of a Young Man (Nicholas Magallanas)

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    Pavel Tchelitchew (1898-1957)
    Portrait of a Young Man (Nicholas Magallanas)
    brush and gray wash on paper
    14 x 10 in. (35.6 x 25.4 cm.)
    Executed circa 1936


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    Tchelitchew met Nicholas Magallanes (1922-1977) in New York during the fall and winter of 1936-1937. In 1938, Tchelitchew introduced Magallanes to Lincoln Kirstein, who gave Magallanes a dance scholarship to the School of American Ballet. Magallanes was a principal dancer with the Ballet Cavaran, The New York School of Ballet and Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.

    Erik La Prade has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    Provenance

    Far Gallery, New York.
    DC Moore Gallery, New York.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private Swiss Collector