GEORGE PLATT LYNES

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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nudes of friends, performers and models, including a young Yul Brynner, although these remained private, unknown and unpublished for years.

Katherine Anne Porter, 1947

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Boreas

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Danae and the Shower of Gold

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Acamas and Phyllis

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Jean Cocteau, June 1936

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nude (Bill Harris)

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Lew Christiensen, William Dollar, and Daphne Vane performing Orpheus and Eurydice, 1936LYNES16

Untitled Nude

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Salvador Dalí, 1939

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Helen Bennett with umbrella and mask, c.1938

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from GEORGE PLATT LYNES PHOTOGRAPHS 1931-1955