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Vladimir Ashkenazy

Vintage Original Drawing

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Vladimir Davidovich Ashkenazy (born July 6, 1937), Russian-born pianist and conductor of Icelandic and Swiss citizenship, lot of 2 original pen and ink "on-the-spot" illustrations by George 'Georges' Krishizki. Signed, dated and titled by Krishizki:

"Vladimir Ashkenazy playing Concerto No. 1 in D minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 15 by J. Brahms / Georges / 1981."
"Vladimir Ashkenazy conducting The Cleveland Orchestra in Symphony No 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms / Georges / 1990."

George 'Georges' Krishizki (March 22, 1924 – December 20, 2001), Russian-Polish-American illustrator who came to the U.S. in 1949. While he earned acclaim for his renderings of the city’s architectural landmarks, it was his on-the-spot drawings of musicians in performance that attracted an especially appreciative audience. In a 1973 article published in conjunction with two simultaneous exhibitions, Georges explained the genesis of his long-running engagement with the concert hall: “I’ve always enjoyed going to concerts, and one day I decided it would be fun to combine my interests in music and art and make sketches of musicians during performances.”  Indeed, the most remarkable feature of Georges’ oeuvre, apart from the astounding range of performers who gladly expressed their approval and appreciation by signing, is the skill with which the drawings are accomplished.

Each original pen and ink illustration, measuring approximately 9 x 12, on heavy-weight sketch paper, is in fine condition with some light overall toning. Versos are blank and clean.

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