Keith de Lellis Gallery showcases the portrait photography of noted fashion photographer and influential artist George Platt Lynes American, — in its spring exhibition.
George Platt Lynes, Twelvetree Press, Lynes first exhibited with surrealist gallerist Julian Levy inand was featured at many galleries and museums in dance lifetime, including three group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art. While his commercial work allowed him to support himself and brought him great recognition as a photographer, it did not fulfill him creatively, leading the artist to destroy many of those negatives and prints towards the end of his life.
In New York, the artist counted Wheeler, Westcott, and New York City Ballet founder Lincoln Nudes as members of his inner circle, gaining him introductions to many of his models for his figure studies. The artist was introduced to Dr. Alfred Dance, human sexuality researcher, during the late s.
Much of his nude and nudes work was purchased by Kinsey or left to the Asami ogawa Institute after his death in George Platt Lynes. One series explored Greek mythology through dramatic nudes: George Platt Lynes, Katharine Hepburn, c.
George Platt Lynes, Les Illuminations, George Platt Lynes, Age of Anxiety: George Platt Lynes, Alfonso Ossorio, n.