N.P. N.P., (early 1970s?). 72 drawings in pencil, watercolor and/or crayon all either drawn directly on artist's board, or on sheets mounted to artist's board; the boards measuring from 14” x 10” to 15” x 12”. 33 have proposed fabric swatches attached, with an additional two that are loose. Generally very good or better with overall light to moderate edge wear, though some corners show heavy wear; one sheet lacks the board to which it was presumably mounted.
This is a collection of costume designs and fabric swatches by an accomplished artist who signed them “dik.” The collection contains eight drawings for The Marriage of Figaro, five for Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine, 28 for Cabaret and 31 for Anything Goes. Each is a detailed character study and several of the characters are shown in multiple costumes. For Cabaret, there are eight different drawings for the character of Sally Bowles, five different for Fraulein Schneider and three for Fraulein Kos. Anything Goes includes five different for Hope Harcourt, five for Mrs. Harcourt, four for Reno Sweeney and two for Moonface Martin.
The only clues we could locate as to the artist and actual productions are one full name and several last names of performers on the drawings from Anything Goes. While those clues led us to dead ends, this is nonetheless a captivating and colorful collection of the work of an as-yet unknown costume designer.
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