Exhibitions/ Art Object

Serge Lifar in "Afternoon of the Faun"

Artist:
George Platt Lynes (American, East Orange, New Jersey 1907–1955 New York)
Date:
early 1930s
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 9 3/16 × 7 1/2 in. (23.3 × 19.1 cm) Mount: 18 1/16 in. × 14 in. (45.9 × 35.5 cm)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.731
Not on view
Signature: Signed in pencil lower right mount "Lynes"
titled in pencil on reverse with Julien stamped on verso of mount beneath title: "JULIEN LEVY GALLERY 44 EAST 50TH STREET NEW YORK"

Inscription: Signed in pencil on mount, recto BR (below image): "Lynes"; inscribed in pencil on mount, verso TR: "Spectre de la Rose // Lifar"; Stamped in black ink on mount, verso TR: "GEORGE PLATT LYNES // 44 EAST 50TH STREET // NEW YORK"
[Witkin Gallery]; Julien Lévy Collection on loan to the Art Institute Of Chicago Julien Lévy; [Mark Kelman, New York, January 10, 1979]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York

Information from Kelman: "Photograph mounted by photographer . . . Photograph sold with accompanying letter on Witkin Gallery stationary saying the photograph was acquired during the years the Julien Lévy Gallery was in operation in New York City, stated and signed by Lévy (note: Serge Lifar, whose portrait this is, was the star male dancer of the Ballet Russes and was important for Lévy in that he sold Lifar's collection of designs for the ballet acquired from Diaghilev to the Wadsworth Atheneum)"
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