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George Platt Lynes (American, 1907-1955) Two Portraits of Jack Fontan (Nude and Clothed)

Auction:
3203B
Lot:
109
Sold for:
$2,583$2,100

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3203B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 25, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

George Platt Lynes (American, 1907-1955)

Two Portraits of Jack Fontan (Nude and Clothed), c. 1954. One stamped "GEORGE PLATT LYNES/229 EAST 47 STREET NEW YORK" on the verso in black ink. Gelatin silver prints, image/sheet sizes to 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (23.3 x 18.9 cm), unmatted, unframed.
Condition: The nude version has residue on the verso suggesting that it was previously mounted.

Provenance: A Connecticut estate.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

The very edges have extremely minor wear (primarily to corners). Both sheets very gently curled.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Jack Fontan, Fashion photographers, George Platt, George Platt Lynes, Lynes, Nude, Nude photography, Photography, Visual arts

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