• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2308

    Russian Art

    23 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 33

    Sergei Sudeikin (1882-1946)

    Two stage designs and four costume designs

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Sergei Sudeikin (1882-1946)
    Two stage designs and four costume designs
    the first stage design: signed 'Soudeikine' (lower right) and inscribed in Russian 'Dear Igor Alexandrovich,/This study will be completed more fully/shaking your hand/Sergei Sudeikin' (upper edge); the costume designs: signed 'Soudeikine' (lower edge) and numbered respectively '1', '3', '6', and '7' (lower left)
    pencil, watercolor and gouache on paper, unframed
    14¾ x 21¾ in. (37.2 x 55.2 cm.; and smaller (6)


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    Igor Schwezoff (1904-1982) was a Russian-born dancer and choreographer who defected from Russia in 1931. He arrived in New York in 1941 and subsequently split his time between there and Rio de Janeiro where he founded the Ballet da Juventude in 1947.

    Provenance

    Gift from the artist to Igor Schwezoff, New York.
    Acquired from the estate of Igor Schwezoff by the present owner in 1982.