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    Natacha Rambova Color Sketch for "Salome." The Holy Bible meets Roaring '20s Art Deco in this original Rambova art creation, designed for Salome, the notorious 1923 film that starred Rambova's alleged lover, Alla Nazimova, in the title role. It's a spectacular, full color sketch of a naked Salome, on profile (her best side no doubt), carrying the severed head of John the Baptist on a platter. Wonderful use of color (Salome's eye-makeup alone is a spectacle), as she slinks before a blue curtain backdrop and traipses barefoot on a black and white checkerboard floor. The actual picture measures approximately 7" x 9", with some impromptu scribbles en verso; border damage doesn't affect the actual artwork. Overall Very Fine condition. A sensual showcase of Rambova's artistic gifts (and possibly her private fascinations), and a superb piece of baroque Hollywood depravity, silent screen style.

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    April, 2007
    14th-15th Saturday-Sunday
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