Marc Chagall. Aleko. Costume design for the ballet Aleko. (1942)

Marc Chagall Aleko. Costume design for the ballet Aleko (1942)

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For the 1942 Ballet Theatre of New York production (premiere Mexico City). Choreography by Léonide Massine. Music by Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky

Chagall accompanied the Ballet Theatre troupe to Mexico, where, outside the jurisdiction of American stage-painters' unions, he was able to help execute his designs. He also personally decorated many of the more than seventy costumes for Aleko, some of which were sewn by his wife, Bella.

Gallery label from Stage Pictures: Drawing for Performance, March 11–August 24, 2009
Medium
Gouache and pencil on paper
Dimensions
15 x 10 1/4" (38.1 x 26 cm)
Credit
Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest (by exchange)
Object number
137.1945.30
Copyright
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Department
Drawings and Prints