Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Jamie Wyeth's Portraits of Rudolf Nureyev - posted by FFAB
Jamie Wyeth's Portraits of Rudolf Nureyev at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida
October 11, 2014 through January 18, 2015
Images of the Dancer from the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.
This exhibition focuses on the art of Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946) and is drawn from the substantial holdings of the Wyeth Family in the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s collection. It explores the unique collaboration between Wyeth, one of this country’s greatest living painters, and the famous ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev (1938‒1993). These exuberant works were made in many media and date between 1977 and 2001, including posthumous portraits Wyeth created. The Museum is supplementing the nineteen portraits—three of which are large in scale—with five costumes in the Brandywine’s collection that Nureyev wore in some of his most memorable performances.
Show info here
My teenage niece has a recently discovered love for Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. She even has a Jamie Wyeth gallery opening postcard taped to her high school binder. I'm a big fan of originality and I'll bet my niece is the only highschooler in America to be proudly flying a Wyeth work. Her friends may think it's strange but I think that shows she's already way ahead of the crowd! GL