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Portrait of the dancer Asaf Messerer
Gelatin silver print, matte
23 x 15,3 cm
Bassenge Photography Auctions
Auction 104, 3 December 2014, 19th - 21st Century Photography, Lot: 4329
Asaf Mikhailovich Messerer (1903 - 1992) was a Russian Jewish ballet dancer and ballet teacher. Born in Vilnius, Lithuania, he trained as a dancer from 1919-21 at the Bolshoi Ballet School under Mikhail Mordkin. He then joined the Bolshoi Theatre, where he became a successful soloist.