Rudolf Nurejew: Magazine snippet mounted in cardboard, signed by Nurejew in app. 1970s.
Faint stain at the upper left corner, minor faults at the right margin (the autograph was in a frame).
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
7,1 x 9,5 inches.
Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev (1938 –1993) was a dancer from the former Soviet Union, considered one of the most celebrated ballet dancers of the 20th century. Nureyev's artistic skills explored expressive areas of the dance, providing a new role to the male ballet dancer who once served only as support to the women.
In 1961 he defected to the West, despite KGB efforts to stop him. According to KGB archives studied by Peter Watson, Nikita Khrushchev personally signed an order to have Nureyev killed.
In 1982, he became a naturalized Austrian.
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