Toer van Schayk (Dutch, b. 1936) Costume Design for Monument for a Dead Boy , 1966 Signed, dated, and inscribed "DE SCHOOL JONGENS/Toer van Schayk '66/Like jellyfish on a beach, they soil the horizon" in pen l.r., also inscribed "Freddie doet het met Lena" u.l. Ink and ink wash on paper, sheet size 17 1/8 x 20 in. (43.5 x 50.8 cm), unframed. Condition: Mounted to Bristol board or similar, trimmed composition, toning, mat burn. N.B. Dutch choreographer Rudi van Dantzig created the groundbreaking 1965 ballet Monument for a Dead Boy , which portrayed a young man struggling with his gay identity. Van Schayk, van Dantzig's longtime partner, served as choreographer, dancer, set designer, and muse. The work premiered with the Dutch National Ballet, and was performed internationally by many other companies, including American Ballet Theatre and the Boston Ballet.