5 October 1999
ALFRED EISENSTAEDT (1898-1995)
Ballerinas at rest, the Balanchine School of the American Ballet Theater, New York
Gelatin silver print. 1936. Signed and annotated This photograph was one of the first pictures I took in the United States, in 1936. I worked in my usual style using only available light in pencil, credit and 'R. Louri Collection' stamps on the mount; credit and collection stamps on the verso.
13 x 10in. (34.3 x 26.6cm.) Framed.
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See: Bulfinch Press, Eisenstadt: Remembrances, p. 35; Taschen, 20th Century Photography: Museum Ludwig, Cologne, p. 149 (there dated 1938).
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