ALEXANDRE VASSILIEV (B. 1958) Esquisse de costume pour ‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann’

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signed and dated ‘Alexandre A.Vassiliev, Paris 1999’ (lower left); handwritten inscriptions collage, pencil, ink and watercolour on paper 56 x 41 cm 1999 Provenance : collection of Sergei Chepik Alexander Vassiliev is a Russian theatre designer, interior decorator, fashion historian and art critic. Vassiliev has designed more than 100 theatrical productions in 25 countries around the world, creating costumes and sets for operas, ballets and dramatic productions. He collaborated with the National Theatre (London), Scottish Ballet (Glasgow), Ballet Flanders (Brussels), with ballet companies in Japan, the USA and Chile. In 2021 he was invited to the Paris Opera House to execute costumes and props based on sketches by Nikolai Roerich for a revival of Vaslav Nijinsky’s ballet ‘The Sacred Spring’.