Travelling trunk, kilims and male nudes : Rudolph Nureyev was not only an icon of dance but also a great collector of antiques and art. One of the richest artists of his time, his collection and personal belongings were auctioned through Christie’s in New York and London in 1995 amassing over $10 million dollars. This talk explores Nureyev’s collection, including costumes and ballets, which were part of his fame.
ANNE BUTLER holds a Post-graduate degree in the teaching of classical ballet from the Faculty of the VCA, The University of Melbourne and Fellowship status, Cecchetti Ballet Australia and International. As an independent researcher, she has delivered and published papers throughout Australia, United Kingdom and the USA.