Bronze statue of Vaslav Nijinsky
Price: € 7.000,00
Very large and heavy bronze statue of the famous Polish-Russian dancer Vaslav Nijinsky (1888-1950), the star dancer of Diaghilev’s Les Ballets Russes by the modern Japanese sculptor Hara Yuji (1948-2007) with a label reading: “Nijinsky, homage to Rodin II”. The dancer is probably shown performing his famous role in the ballet “L’après-midi d’un faune” (1912). Plaque not available.
Size: approx. 185 cm
Weight: approx. 240 kg.
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Private collection Nagoya – Japan.
About the artist: Yuji Hara (1948 – 2007) was born in Niigata. He studied sculpture in Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music and he received a rookie award of the sculpture section of Kokugakai during his post graduate time. (So he became famous when he was young). Around the middle of the 70’s, he changed his style dramatically from representational style to flatter non-representational by using sand, rusts and oil painting materials and his theme became “water”. Hara Yuji made various sculptures that show Rodin’s influence on his art. The Fujii Tatsukichi museum in Hekinan Town in Aichi Province organized in autumn 2012 a special exhibition on Hara Yuji.