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This is an original hand-painted watercolor/mixed media set/scene painting from a theatrical production of Mourning Becomes Electra. It is from the estate of well-known New York theatre costume designer and set designer Craig Clipper. SIZE: 14 3/4" x 9 1/2".

This is just one piece from a large collection that we will be selling; the collection includes original paintings, drawings, and photos from his designs for many theatrical productions. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Craig Clipper, well-known set and costume designer, worked on - in addition to many theatrical productions - the Rosie O'Donnell Show, the New York City Opera, and Buffalo's Arena Stage. He also designed the 1994 University production of Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending. We acquired much of his work (from the 1980s & 1990s) in the form of original paintings & drawings (watercolor, acrylic, gouache, pencil, ink, mixed media, etc.) for dozens of theater productions. There also are architectural drawings and elevations, behind-the-scenes notes, and other items handwritten on paper.

The productions in the collection include: The Tempest, Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Henry V, Kinkakuji, The Seagull, Benefactors, The Fishkin Touch, Major Barbara, Galileo, Hedda Gabler, The Grand Macabre, Mourning Becomes Electra, Brigadoon, Guys and Dolls, Beyond Therapy, Candida, Carousel, Oliver, The Marriage of Figaro, Taking Pictures, La Boheme, Salgar I, Three Sisters, Crimes of the Heart, Halcyon Days, Pump Boys & Dinettes, Uncle Vanya, and Don Giovanni. The items include original paintings & drawings of costumes & sets, photographs & slides (characters, sets, and live productions), playbills, program guides, architectural drawings & elevation plans, reviews & references, news reports, contracts for himself including things like theatre budgets, and lots of photocopies of his work.

Mourning Becomes Electra is a play cycle written by American playwright Eugene O'Neill. The play premiered on Broadway at the Guild Theatre on 26 October 1931 where it ran for 150 performances before closing in March 1932. In May 1932, it was revived at the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre), and in 1972 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. The story is a retelling of the Oresteia by Aeschylus. The characters parallel characters from the ancient Greek play.

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Excellent condition with no damage except for some scrunching and small tears along the top edge (mainly in the white margin area).

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Vtg Orig Theatre Set Painting MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA

Estimate $75 - $100Jun 1, 2015
Shakopee, MN, USA