Highly successful as a commercial photographer whose images filled the pages of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and other fashion magazines, George Platt Lynes also produced a private, voluminous body of homoerotic male nudes beginning about 1930—a taboo subject in a conservative time.
Inscription: Signed in ink on mount, recto, LR [below print]: "G. P. Lynes"; inscribed in pen on mount, verso, UC: "JW-53"
[Robert Miller Gallery, New York]; John C. Waddell, New York (October 2, 1981)
JCW dates this photo to ca. 1933. Compare to George Hoyningen-Huene photo of male nude with torso twisted in similar position, published in Photographie, Arts et Métiers Graphiques 16, 1930, pl. 123 (see photocopy).