ORIGINAL IRV DOCKTOR ILLUSTRATIONS IN PLAYBILL OF ITZHAK PERLMAN, SIGNED BY BOTH. Irv Docktor . Itzhak Perlman, original sketch.

ORIGINAL IRV DOCKTOR ILLUSTRATIONS IN PLAYBILL OF ITZHAK PERLMAN, SIGNED BY BOTH

NY: New York Philharmonic, 2006. Soft cover. Irv Docktor (1918 - 2008) was an American artist and educator best known for his work as a book and magazine illustrator in the 1950s and 1960s. His versatile work appeared in hundreds of books, but he was best known for paperback covers, like Patricia Highsmith's "Strangers on a Train." He also illustrated cover designs for Playbill, like his original art for the program for Robert Anderson's landmark drama "Tea and Sympathy". Docktor and his family lived in Fort Lee, NJ, where in 1957, he found a home in the woods, with an inspiring view of the Hudson River and NY skyline that he often sketched. His family frequently attended New York City museums and theatre, the Metropolitan Opera, the Philharmonic, the American Ballet Theatre, and the New York City Ballet. During performances, Docktor sketched what he was seeing in the Playbill. Original illustration, 2006, black fine tip pen, on the center double page of the New York Philharmonic program May 2006 at Avery Fisher Hall for a concert with violinist Perlman with Lorin Maazel conducting. SIgned by Perlman and twice by Docktor. Docktor executes two sketches of Perlman one on the program page and then opposite one the notes page. The lines of Docktor's sketch convey the kinetic nature of Perlman's artistry; the colors in deep blue and incandescent pink the vibrancy of the performance. Concert included works by Henze, Bruch, Ravel and Stravinsky. Near Fine. Item #012726

Price: $450.00