Sketchbook Journal --Ballerinas
Cat # PY 181
Size: 8 1/2 x 11 Inches
Sketchbook of drawings SIGNED Approximately 50 pages, with 16 drawings, doodles and paintings on most of the surfaces. Many of the pages are signed by the artist. They are notebook pages that Purvis Young has creatively mounted onto existing pages of the Magazine .The magazine features various black and white and color dance photographs, The 1988 Dance Magazine has info about a range of dance genres performances, companies and individual dancers from Merce Cunningham to Joffrey Balley.
Condition: Front and Back cover has wear;as you see in Photos.The binding is fragile and weathered From numerous reworking by Purvis Young with often newly added papers glued past the edge of original ones, the edges are not even: it has a typically folk art style with a unique charm to it.
To right of a Purvis Young sketch is of the renowned ballerina Anna Pavlova performing her Dragonfly Ballet.
I have only photographed a few of the images but the Sketch Journal is filled with many more.
Each would look handsome framed if you so dared to disassemble the book
Here are some of the images from the Journal:
#1 page 8-9 Figurative sketch signed by Yonng on left and on right Mikhail Baryshnikov ,respected ballet dancer in the Soviet Union during the 1960s,
#2 page 10- 11 Figurative sketch signed by Yonng on left and on right the full color phtoto of couple of ballet dancer,s.. Ethan Brown and Katheen moore in "The Leaves they are fading' by Anthony Tudor. Brown joined ABT as a member of the corps de ballet in 1981, and was promoted to soloist in 1988. He danced in many of Antony Tudor’s ballets: \