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Erick Hawkins

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Original 11x17” watercolor portrait of Erick Hawkins as featured in The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex, and Artistic Influence. Framed as shown in alternate images. Comes with a copy of the book signed by the illustrator.

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As he appears in the text:

“Erick Hawkins, the first male dancer in the Martha Graham Dance Company, was also Martha’s first and only husband. Their relationship became strained when Erick broke away to form his own company. They divorced a few years later, and ever after it pained Martha to watch young couples performing the duets they once danced together.”

Read more about The Art of the Affair, by Catherine Lacey and Forsyth Harmon. ︎︎︎