On your toes
Henry Wolf Collection Box 5B Folder 14. Spread from Show, early 1960s. Photo by Duane Michals of George Balanchine and dancers from the New York City Ballet.
May 07, 2013

On your toes

By: bethkleber

A photograph by Duane Michals in the Henry Wolf art-directed Show captured the classical and modern spirit of George Balanchine. Show, like Harper’s Bazaar and Esquire, was an expression of Wolf’s editorial design-defining ability to merge type and image, but was even more lush and adventurous. The delicate text in the upper right corner, “George Balanchine’s world is bounded by,” runs off a dancer’s pointe shoe and hints at Balanchine’s expansive vision of ballet.