Client: The New Republic. Feb. 2014. Graphite on Bristol. TNR hired me to illustrate a portrait of Lidia Ivanova, a childhood friend of the Russian choreographer George Balanchine for an article reviewing a book on Balanchine. The author suggests that Lidia Ivanova served as the original model for George Balanchine’s many muses, the long line of beautiful, otherworldly ballerinas that filled his personal & professional lives.