Artist: Kurt Trampedach
Print: Offset lithography (dated and signed by artist in print)
Dimensions: 25.2 x 36 in (64 x 91.5 cm)
Condition: Very good condition - very light signs of handling - please see pictures.
Dissemination: Very rare
A very beautiful and artistic poster encouraging people to see the American Dance Theatre in the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark.
This powerful poster was made for an dancing performance for the American Dance Theater led by Alvin Ailey (1931-1989). He is credited with popularizing modern dance and revolutionizing African-American participation in 20th-century concert dance. His company gained the nickname "Cultural Ambassador to the World" because of its extensive international touring.
Ailey was an American dancer and choreographer and is recognized to be one of the most prominent figure in "black dance" for 30 years. By Ailey's death in 1989 his company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, was recognized throughout the world and over the years the show has drawn full houses in the Tivoli Gardens of Copenhagen.
President Barack Obama selected Ailey to be a posthumous recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom - the highest civilian award of the United States.
The artist of the poster is Kurt Trampedach (1943 - 2013). A Danish painter and sculptor who was very interested in portraits (often self-portraits) and had quite dark line. Painting was a way for him to work with his own psyche, with frequent bouts of depression and mania which is perhaps why his motifs looks like they do. His main colors where red, yellow and black which really draws a lot of mystique into his artwork as clearly seen on this poster. The portrait of Alvin actually reminds of the famous Che Guevara picture.
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