Jamie Wyeth's Portraits of Rudolf Nureyev
Images of the Dancer from the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Author: Jennifer Hardin et al.
Publisher/Date: Museum of Fine Arts/Wyeth Center, Maine (2014) Published in conjunction with the exhibition.
Format/Condition: New oblong paperback book in Fine condition. 64 pages. Dimensions: 11 x 9 inches. Profusely illustrated
Description: Images of the Dancer from the Brandywine River Museum of Art. The St. Petersburg, Florida exhibition focused on the art of Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946) and was 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.