Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Up close and personal

Detail of Richard Avedon's 1961 portrait of Rudolph Nureyev. Taken in Paris a month after Nureyev had defected.

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Mrs. Blandings said...

I saw Nureyev in an airport in Rome one time. He was stunning - even in clothes.

Paul Pincus said...

gosh, he was perfection. he had the most beautiful nostrils in the world. slightly flared. he looked like one of the gods!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I always remember seeing a photograph of him lounging barefoot. He had the most amazingly muscular toes. Really.

Julio said...

1961? I guess that makes wanting to get up closer and even more personal with the Rudolph a faint possibility.
Thanks for the tease:-)

Errant Aesthete said...

He was the most PERFECT specimen of a human being bar none.

Jill said...

Oh my! Immediately reminded me of The Joy of Sex. My mother used to hide it under her bed. That's where you could find me most days.