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Where you can search our World Class Selection of authentic vintage prints by photographer or subject. Browse THOUSANDS of fine vintage photography prints from silver gelatin to photogravure.This Vintage 1981 Offset Photo Engraving Comes Professionally Dry Mounted On 20 x 16 inch Acid Free Museum Mat Board & Is Ready To Place In A Standard Size Frame. Photographer: George Platt Lynes (American 1907 - 1955) - Internationally renowned photographic artist - best known for portraiture, fashion, dance & nude studies. Subject: Surreal male nude study - "Actaeon" from the GPL mythology series.
Date Of Negative: circa 1936 - 1939 Type Of Print: Fine Duotone Photo Engraving. Date Of Print: 1981 Printmaker/Engraver: South Sea International Press Ltd. Hong Kong Paper: Medium weight, satin/matte finish Approximate Image Size: 11 x 8.75 inches Mount Board Size.
Print Border: No - full bleed print. Condition Grade: Fine + + Verso: Professionally dry mounted with Bienfang archival materials onto 4ply museum mat board. Registered Vintage Archive Serial #. Certificate Of Authenticity (COA): Yes - individual hand signed COA from Fine Photo Galleries.
Finephoto is pleased to offer an authentic, genuine (NOT a modern reprint) vintage 1981 photo engraved duotone print (offset lithographic process) produced from the original 1930's - 1950 negative/print of the renowned American photographer George Platt Lynes. This print was printed in fine duotone by the engraving house of South Sea International Press in Hong Kong for Twelvetrees Press. Whether you collect vintage duotone prints or are simply looking for extraordinary home or business decor, this fine photo engraving will frame and display beautifully!This vintage duotone print is guaranteed to be authentic and comes with a hand signed CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY (COA) with unique individual registered serial number from the Finephoto Vintage Archive & Database. The watermark word "Finephoto" does not appear on the actual print. About George Platt Lynes (from Wiki): George Platt Lynes was an American fashion, commercial and fine art photographer. Born in East Orange, New Jersey in 1907, he spent his childhood in New Jersey but attended the Berkshire School in Massachusetts. He was sent to Paris in 1925 with the idea of better preparing him for college.
His life was forever changed by the circle of friends that he would meet there. Gertrude Stein, Glenway Wescott, Monroe Wheeler and those that he met through them opened an entirely new world to the young artist. He first became interested in photography not with the idea of a career, but to take photographs of his friends and display them in his bookstore. Returning to France the next year, he traveled around Europe for the next several years, always with his camera at hand. He developed close friendships within a larger circle of artists including Jean Cocteau and Julien Levy, the art dealer and critic.Levy would exhibit his photographs in his gallery in New York City in 1932 and Lynes would open his studio there that same year. He was soon receiving commissions from Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country, and Vogue including a cover with perhaps the first supermodel, Lisa Fonssagrives. In 1935 he was asked to document the principal dancers and productions of Lincoln Kirstein's and George Balanchine's newly founded American Ballet company (now the New York City Ballet).
While he continued to shoot fashion photographs during the 1930s and 1940s, he was losing interest and had started a series of photographs which interpreted characters and stories from Greek mythology. By 1946, he grew disillusioned with New York and left for Hollywood, where he became chief photographer for the Vogue studios.
He photographed Katharine Hepburn, Rosalind Russell, Gloria Swanson and Orson Welles, from the film industry, as well as others in the arts among them Aldous Huxley, Igor Stravinsky, and Thomas Mann. While this work was a success artistically, it was a financial failure. His friends helped him to move back to New York City in 1948. Other photographers, such as Richard Avedon, Edgar de Evia and Irving Penn, had taken his place in the fashion world. This combined with his disinterest in commercial work, meant he was never able to regain the successes he once had.
During his lifetime, Lynes amassed a substantial body of work involving nude and homoerotic photography. In the 1930s, he began taking nudes of friends, performers and models, although these remained private, unknown and unpublished for years.
In May of 1955, Lynes was diagnosed terminally ill with lung cancer. He closed his studio and destroyed much of his print and negative archives, particularly his male nudes.
He is interred in a substantial stone sarcophagus at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York. READY FOR FRAMING & DISPLAY! - The unique aesthetics of high quality offset photo lithography and the resulting fine prints make high quality vintage offset plates highly collectible and excellent prints for framing and display. Your vintage print will arrive ready to be placed directly into a standard size frame.
While most of our clients frame our quality mounted vintage prints right out of the box exactly as delivered, you also have the option of adding an overlay window mat in the color or style of your choice which can be inexpensively done with a quick visit to your local arts/crafts store or framing shop. Secure archival packaging includes water/tear resistant carrier, custom made 275 lb. Triple wall inserts, individual acid free black archival backing boards, individual ultra clear heavy duty archival print protectors and a hand signed Certificate Of Authenticity (COA) from Finephoto. Unauthorized copying or use of ANY PART of this description is prohibited.The item "1936/81 Male Nude Stag Deer GEORGE PLATT L NES Greek Mythology Photo Art 16x20" is in sale since Friday, January 26, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints".
The seller is "finephoto" and is located in Tampa, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.