Marianne Werefkin

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The Dancer Alexander Sacharoff

1909
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Steeped in bold blue tones, Marianne Werefkin’s painting of the dancer Alexander Sacharoff shows him in costume, wearing a blue gown, one of his famous wigs, and holding a blue and red prop flower. Sacharoff was an innovative, soloist dancer, who joined the NKVM artist group in 1909. Sacharoff’s performances radically eschewed gender norms by performing in women’s or gender-fluid costumes of his own design, and by embodying an androgynous identity. Painting Sacharoff in stage make-up, Werefkin captures the vibrant personality of the dancer in this figurative, expressionist portrait.
  • Artist Marianne Werefkin
  • Artwork The Dancer Alexander Sacharoff
  • Exhibition Expressionists: Kandinsky, Münter and the Blue Rider
  • Material FSC Certified paper
  • Date of work 1909
  • Credit Original: Marianne Werefkin The Dancer Alexander Sacharoff, 1909 Tempera on paper on card 73.5 × 55 cm Fondazione Marianne Werefkin, Museo Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Ascona
Marianne Werefkin (1860– 1938) was a Russian artist, and a central figure in the Expressionist art movement. Born into an aristocratic family, she trained at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. In 1892 she met fellow art student Alexej Jawlensky, who became her life partner and protégé. After gaining financial independence in 1896, she moved with Jawlensky to the artistic district of Schwabing, Munich, where Werefkin became an avant-garde salon hostess and patron. She abandoned realistic oil painting and concentrated instead on experimental drawing, sketching and writing. From 1908, she and Jawlensky collaborated with Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter at their Murnau artist commune. She co-founded the Neue Künstlervereinigung München and exhibited with The Blue Rider (Der Blaue Reiter) at Der Sturm gallery. During the First World War, Werefkin moved to Ascona, Switzerland, where she she co-founded the international Der Grossen Bären group in 1924. She remained a central figure in Ascona’s artistic life until her death.
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Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £28 per order

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USA & Canada – £80 each
European Union – £120 each
Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £150 each
 
 

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Goldfinger + Tate furniture

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UK – £150 per order using a specialist white-glove delivery service. An access check can be arranged for £80.
 

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Unfortunately, after 14 working days we cannot refund the delivery charge on your order. You can contact our customer service team by email at shop@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 10.30 –17.00).

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Delivery & returns

Delivery times

We aim to deliver stocked shop products within:

UK – 2-3 working days

International – 2-4 weeks

For made-to-order items, including framed custom prints, furniture, lighting and rugs, we aim to deliver within:

UK – 1-2 weeks

International – 2-4 weeks

Please note that some items are dispatched separately if they are made to order (such as coffee, custom prints and custom print clothing, neon lights or furniture). This means that if you order these items alongside other shop products, they won’t all arrive together, and you’ll get several deliveries.

If the delivery time frame for each item has ended and you’re still waiting for something from your order, please get in touch and we’ll investigate for you.

Delivery costs

We currently offer free standard delivery on UK orders over £60. Please note that this is offer is valid only online. Our other delivery costs are as follows.

For orders under £60:

UK – £3.60 per order

European Union – £15 per order

Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £28 per order

Limited editions

Due to the nature of our Limited Edition artworks, Tate offers rates for packaging materials to sufficiently protect the works and a fully insured, door-to-door courier service, for both UK and international shipping.

UK – FREE
USA & Canada – £80 each
European Union – £120 each
Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £150 each
 
 

Rugs

Rugs are dispatched directly from the Christopher Farr workshop, so they will arrive separately from any other items ordered from Tate Shop.

UK – £50 per order

For international shipping enquiries, please contact us at shop@tate.org.uk for quotes on delivery to selected countries.

 

Goldfinger + Tate furniture

As each item of furniture is made to order, delivery takes 12-14 weeks, and will arrive separately to any other items in your Tate Shop order.

UK – £150 per order using a specialist white-glove delivery service. An access check can be arranged for £80.
 

Food & Wine

Our collection of food and wine is only available for delivery in the UK. We currently offer free delivery on wine orders over £100, using a specialist white glove service within the M25 area.

Wine: UK only – £20 per order

Please note that our wines can only be purchased by those aged 18 years and over. Customers will be asked to provide proof of age upon delivery.

Here’s more information on delivery.

Refunds & returns

Please contact our customer service team within 45 days if you need to return anything from your order. We will be happy to offer you a full refund, replacement or exchange on any items excluding custom prints, Goldfinger + Tate furniture, face coverings and pierced earrings. We cannot cover the cost of returning the items, unless we've made a mistake or they are faulty.

Unfortunately, after 14 working days we cannot refund the delivery charge on your order. You can contact our customer service team by email at shop@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 10.30 –17.00).

Here’s more information on refunds & returns.