ALEXANDER KHVOSTENKO-KHVOSTOV (1895-1967) Costume Design for Two Guards for the opera ‘A love for three oranges’ by S. Prokofiev

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Signed in Cyrillic ‘O Khvost’ (lower right), titled in Cyrillic ‘Golden Guards’ [Zolotaya Strazha’] (upper center) watercolour, pencil, and mixed media on paper 36 x 25.5 cm In 1926 Alexander Khvostenko-Khvostov cooperated in the production of Prokofiev's Love for the three Oranges in Kharkiv. It was one of his most experimental projects, but it was never performed.