Limited Edition Photograph, 2008 - Mikhail Baryshnikov

About the Work

About Limited Edition Photograph

This photograph is part of a larger body of work that Baryshnikov made to capture the rehearsals of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, founded by the celebrated avant-garde choreographer and dancer Merce Cunningham. Signed by both Baryshnikov and Cunningham, this ...

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This photograph is part of a larger body of work that Baryshnikov made to capture the rehearsals of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, founded by the celebrated avant-garde choreographer and dancer Merce Cunningham. Signed by both Baryshnikov and Cunningham, this long-exposure photograph captures the dynamism of the body in motion. Trails of light and energy seem to emanate from the dancer's blurred body, encapsulating Cunningham's motto, "Movement in stillness and stillness in movement."

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About the Artist

About Mikhail Baryshnikov

Hailed as one of the greatest dancers in ballet history, Mikhail Baryshnikov wears many hats in addition to his dancing shoes: he is a choreographer ...Read More
Hailed as one of the greatest dancers in ballet history, Mikhail Baryshnikov wears many hats in addition to his dancing shoes: he is a choreographer, photographer, and Academy Award-nominated actor as well as being the founder of the Baryshnikov Arts Center, an avant-garde performance space in New York City.

As a young dancer in the USSR, Baryshnikov was praised for his impeccable technique and irrepressible charisma. Nevertheless, he was frustrated with the Soviet Union's artistic conservatism and aspired to work with innovative choreographers beyond the Iron Curtain. While on tour in Canada with the Bolshoi Ballet, Baryshnikov defected from the USSR. In his prime, he danced for New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, where he later served as artistic director from 1980 to 1989. Baryshnikov is known for signature roles such as the virtuosic "God of Dance" in Vestris, the licentious Duke Albrecht in Giselle, and—in a surprising stint in television comedy—as Carrie Bradshaw's urbane lover, artist Aleksandr Petrovsky, in Sex and the City.

A prolific and accomplished photographer, Baryshnikov captures the body in motion, counting photographs of dancers by Irving Penn, Ilse Bing, and Paul Himmel as his primary influences. Baryshnikov's awards include the Kennedy Center Honors, the National Medal of Honor, the Commonwealth Award, the Chubb Fellowship, and the Jerome Robbins Award, and he was made a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor. His photographs have been exhibited at 401 Projects in New York and the Gary Nader Art Centre in Miami. Read Less

Limited Edition Photograph, 2008

Mikhail Baryshnikov

Photograph
Size Framed Price
20.00" x 16.00" $1,200 $1,000
Edition of 20

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Description

Limited Edition photograph.

Authentication

Signed by the artist and Merce Cunningham.

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Limited Edition Photograph

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