ORIGINAL IRV DOCKTOR ILLUSTRATIONS DON QUIXOTE BALLET ABT SIGNED. Irv Docktor, artist.

ORIGINAL IRV DOCKTOR ILLUSTRATIONS DON QUIXOTE BALLET ABT SIGNED

NY: Playbill, 2005. 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 dustjackets like Patricia Highsmith's "Strangers on a Train" and five first editions of Robert Heinlein science fiction novels including "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress". 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, fine tip pens and water color for the Playbill for the American Ballet Theatre performance of DON QUIXOTE: BALLET IN THREE ACTS on MAy 25, 2005. on the center double page of the ABT program for that date. SIgned by Docktor. Docktor executes a dynamic portrait of Don Quixote (played by Victor Barbee) and Sancho (Flavio Salazar) in a fantastic swirl of electric pinks and greens. Near Fine. Item #012727

Price: $350.00

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