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Sale 2526 Lot 43
"Swan Lake. Hunters/Siegfried" * "Van Rothbart [Owl]." Together, 2 sheets of costume designs for the 1975 production of Swan Lake, Second Act, (Andre Eglevsky Company, Rockland Community College, Suffern, New York, under the direction of Akiro Endo). Watercolor, pen, ink, graphite, and wash on paper. 180x248 mm; 7 1/4x9 3/4 inches, mounted along top to 10 3/4x13-inch matte board. Initialed and with commentary and descriptions by Gorey. Central vertical and horizontal soft fold marks. From the collection of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust.
Estimate $8,000 - 12,000
Don McDonah wrote in his review of the play in The New York Times: "The costume for the magician von Rothhart cast him as an owl and effectively translated the orginal conception of the figure for a modern sensibility. It was fiendishly effective, and one wonders why no one has tapped Mr. Gorey's considerable talent for ballet design before now for our major companies."--(November 3, 1975).