Collection of 102 original set and costume designs for 20th century productions of theatrical, musical, and operatic works by this award-winning American artist. Ca. 1980s. Robert b. 1961 PERDZIOLA.
Collection of 102 original set and costume designs for 20th century productions of theatrical, musical, and operatic works by this award-winning American artist. Ca. 1980s
Collection of 102 original set and costume designs for 20th century productions of theatrical, musical, and operatic works by this award-winning American artist. Ca. 1980s
Collection of 102 original set and costume designs for 20th century productions of theatrical, musical, and operatic works by this award-winning American artist. Ca. 1980s
Collection of 102 original set and costume designs for 20th century productions of theatrical, musical, and operatic works by this award-winning American artist. Ca. 1980s
Collection of 102 original set and costume designs for 20th century productions of theatrical, musical, and operatic works by this award-winning American artist. Ca. 1980s
Collection of 102 original set and costume designs for 20th century productions of theatrical, musical, and operatic works by this award-winning American artist. Ca. 1980s
Collection of 102 original set and costume designs for 20th century productions of theatrical, musical, and operatic works by this award-winning American artist. Ca. 1980s
Collection of 102 original set and costume designs for 20th century productions of theatrical, musical, and operatic works by this award-winning American artist. Ca. 1980s
Collection of 102 original set and costume designs for 20th century productions of theatrical, musical, and operatic works by this award-winning American artist. Ca. 1980s

Collection of 102 original set and costume designs for 20th century productions of theatrical, musical, and operatic works by this award-winning American artist. Ca. 1980s

All watercolors executed on quality watercolor paper.

1. Summer and Smoke. Play by Tennessee Williams
5 original watercolor and graphite costume designs with fabric swatches attached for the character Alma. Titled and signed by the artist in pencil. Undated, but ca. 1980s. Sheet size 380 x 275 mm. each. Together with 11 preparatory costume design sketches in graphite, also for the character Alma. Sheet size 355 x 270 mm. each. Some minor wear.

2. Good Woman of Setzuan. Play by Bertolt Brecht
4 original watercolor and graphite costume designs with fabric swatches attached for the characters Wang, God, Mrs. Young, and Mrs. Shin. Titled, signed, and dated by the artist 4 [April] [19]83. Sheet size ca. 380 x 275 mm. each.

3. Sleeping Beauty. [?]Burlesque with Phyllis Diller
2 original watercolor and graphite costume designs for the characters The Lilac Fairy and the Fairy of the Crystal Fountain. Titled and signed by the artist in pencil. Undated. Sheet size ca. 386 x 305 mm. each. The somewhat risqué subjects suggest that these designs may have been executed for a burlesque production.

4. Bluebeard's Castle. Opera by Béla Bartók
6 original striking costume designs in watercolor and graphite for the characters Bluebeard, Judith (2), and each of Bluebeard's three wives. Titled, signed, and dated by the artist 10 [October] [19]81. Sheet size 456 x 305 mm. each. Some minor browning but in very good condition overall.

5. A Little Night Music. Musical by Stephen Sondheim
4 origInal costume designs in watercolor and graphite for the characters Fredrik (Egerman), Madame Armfeldt, Desirée (Armfeldt), and Count Carl. Titled, signed, and dated by the artist 4 [April] [19]82. Sheet size 456 x 380 mm. each.

6. Tartuffe. Play by Molière
6 original costume designs in watercolor and graphite for the characters Madame Pernelle, Elmire, Damis, Flipote, Orgon, and (King's) Officer. Titled, signed, and dated by the artist 10 [October] [19]82. Sheet size 506 x 382 mm. each. Some light browning and very minor wear.

7. Kiss Me Kate. Musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter
3 original costume designs in watercolor and graphite with fabric swatches attached for the characters Lucentio (Bill) in Act I and II and Bianca. Titled, signed, and dated by the artist 11 [November] [19]82. Sheet size 506 x 380 mm. each. Some minor soiling; slightly browned at edges.

8. Everyman - A 15th Century English Morality Play
3 original costume designs in watercolor and graphite with fabric swatches attached for the characters Knowledge, Angel, and Confession. Titled, signed, and dated by the artist in pencil 2 [February] [19]83. Sheet size 510 x 380 mm. each.

9. The Tempest. Play by William Shakespeare
2 original costume designs in watercolor and graphite for the characters Antonio and Juno. Titled, signed, and dated 3 [March] [19]82 by the artist. Sheet size 506 x 380 mm. each.

10. Another Part of the Forest. Play by Lillian Hellman
4 original costume designs in watercolor and graphite with fabric swatches attached for the characters Lavinia, Regina, and Laurette. Titled, signed, and dated 3 [March] [19]82 by the artist. Sheet size 506 x 380 mm. each.

11. Untitled. Original costume design in watercolor and graphite for an unidentified production. Signed and dated 1 [January] [19]82 by the artist. Sheet size 506 x 380 mm. Slightly browned. The subject is a young woman in high fashionable attire.

12. Tristan & Isolde. Opera by Richard Wagner
3 original set designs for Acts I, II, and III in ink and washes, each identified by the artist. Sheet size 305 x 388 mm. each. Together with an additional 3 original set designs for Acts I, II, and III in graphite, 268 x 358 mm. each, titled by the artist, the first dated 4 [April] [19]83 and signed with the artist's initials.

13. La Bohème. Opera by Giacomo Puccini
2 original set designs in pen and ink for Acts I and II. Identified by the artist but unsigned and undated. Sheet size 270 x 350 mm. each. On lightweight wove paper.

14. Mrs. Warren's Profession. Play by George Bernard Shaw
6 original set designs in black ink and graphite for Acts I, II (2), III, and IV (2). Identified by the artist but unsigned and undated. Sheet size 270 x 350 mm. each. On lightweight wove paper.

15. Absurd Person Singular. Play by Alan Ayckbourn
17 original preparatory costume design sketches in graphite with fabric swatches attached for the characters Sidney, Jane, Geoffrey, Eva, and Mario, i.e., the entire cast. Identified by the artist but unsigned and undated. Sheet size 355 x 270 mm. each. On lightweight wove paper.

16. The Winter's Tale. Play by William Shakespeare
14 original preparatory costume design sketches in graphite for the characters Leontes, Hermione, Paulina, Perdita, and The Shepherd and His Son. Identified by the artist but unsigned and undated. Sheet size 355 x 270 mm. each. On lightweight wove paper. Slightly worn. Together with a single sheet containing 3 sketches for set designs. 355 x 270 mm.

17. Cyrano de Bergerac. Play by Edmond Rostand
6 original large preparatory architectural drawings in plan view of stage layouts for Acts I (2), II, III, IV, and IV. Identified by the artist but unsigned and undated. Sheet size 460 x 603 mm. each. Slightly worn, soiled, and creased; several minor edge tears; vertical fold; stapled together at upper left corners.

Perdziola is an internationally-recognized set and costume designer for theater, opera, and ballet.

He has worked extensively throughout the United States at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Lyric Theatre of Chicago, American Ballet Theater, Shakespeare Theater in Washington, Boston Ballet, and Miami Ballet, as well as for various Broadway productions.

He has also worked internationally for productions at the Monte Carlo Opera, the Niedersächsische Staatsorchester in Hannover, the Garsington Opera in the United Kingdom, the Finnish National Ballet, the Saito Kinen Festival in Japan, and the Sydney Opera House.

Perdziola has received three Helen Hayes awards and a Helpmann award; he has also been nominated for numerous additional awards.

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