by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1960
9 3/4 in. x 9 3/4 in. (247 mm x 248 mm)
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- Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1515 portraits, Sitter in 137 portraits.
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Romanian-born Ionesco is seen at his writing desk; on the right hangs a poster for his play, Victims of Duty (1953), and on the left are copies of The Possessed by Dostoevsky. At the time of the opening of Kar's Whitechapel exhibition, Ionesco's Rhinocéros (1959) was being staged at the Royal Court Theatre, directed by Orson Welles.