Posted 1 year ago
there are so many great graphics in this ballet souvenir. i just changed out the photos to show a few more. unfortunately, there is one which has been cut up, so i am thinking of breaking up the whole set and framing some of them. they are back-to-back on the same pages, so i'll have to figure out a way to flip them away when i feel like it. there are also a lot of amazing photos like the second one above.
Serge de Diaghileff's Ballet Russe Souvenir - an original 1916 souvenir of this ballet. the wonderful illustrations are by Bakst. i've never heard of him, but i think i've seen copies of the third pic before. It's in excellent condition except for one illustration which has been cut up. it doesn't appear to be one of the really beautiful Bakst illustrations. I'd love to find out more about this. i got another ballet brochure for the 1926 production of Mecca in New York, but it isn't the same quality as this one is.