1951 Ballet Theatre APOLLO Dance ~ SURREAL 10x13 Photo Art By GEORGE PLATT LYNES

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Seller: finephoto (4,623) 99.5%, Location: Tampa, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 192571883334 1951 Ballet Theatre APOLLO Dance ~ SURREAL 10x13 Photo Art By GEORGE PLATT LYNES Click to Enlarge FINEPHOTO: "Since 1989 - The Name You Can Trust For Fine Vintage Photogravures, Photographs & Antique Prints." - Serving the Design & Decor trades for over 20 years. See our vintage and original prints featured in Coastal Living, Dwell Magazine and other fine quality publications. *WE LIST DOZENS OF NEW ARRIVALS EVERY DAY! Please CLICK HERE To Visit Our Ebay Store where you can search our World Class Selection of authentic vintage prints by photographer or subject. Browse THOUSANDS of fine vintage photography prints from silver gelatin to photogravure. Print Specifications: Photographer: George Platt Lynes (American 1907 - 1955) - Internationally renowned photographic artist - best known for portraiture, fashion, dance & nude studies. Subject: Ballet - Ballet Theatre - "Apollo" Date Of Negative: 1951 Type Of Print: Limited Edition Sheet Fed Photogravure (Plate made from original negative/print) Limited Edition: Yes - edition of 4,000 (plate not numbered) Date Of Print: 1985 - large folio sized print Printmaker/Engraver: Héraclio-Fournier, Vitoria, Spain Original Issue: Bound sheet fed photogravure photography compilation Paper: Heavyweight, satin/matte finish Print Origin: Spain Approximate Size Inches: 13 x 10.5 inches Approximate Size Metric: 33 x 26.8 centimeters Print Border: Yes - surrounding print border Condition Grade: Fine ++ Verso: gravure imagery on reverse side Registered Vintage Print Serial #: 72D4LB7 Certificate Of Authenticity (COA): Yes - individual hand signed COA Shipping: USPS with MUSEUM QUALITY ARCHIVAL PACKING Guarantee: Always 100% Complete Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! Finephoto is pleased to offer an authentic, genuine (NOT a modern reprint) vintage 1985 photogravure (also known as a héliogravure print) produced from the original 1930's - 1940's negative/print of the renowned American photographer George Platt Lynes. This LARGE sheet fed photogravure print was originally issued as part of a now scarce photography compilation which was engraved and printed in high quality two sided photogravure by the engraving house of Héraclio-Fournier located in Vitoria, Spain. Whether you collect vintage photogravure prints or are simply looking for extraordinary home or business decor, this authentic vintage photogravure plate will frame and display beautifully! This photogravure plate is guaranteed to be authentic and comes with a hand signed CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY (COA) with unique individual registered serial number from the Finephoto Vintage Archive & Database. Under magnification this plate shows a tight "honeycomb" cell structure, uniform pressing of ink and a wide range of tone - all indicative of a high quality sheet fed gravure print. The watermark word "Finephoto" does not appear on the actual print. Please Note: there is gravure printing on the reverse side of this vintage plate from the original dual sided issue. About George Platt Lynes (from Wiki): George Platt Lynes was an American fashion, commercial and fine art photographer. Born in East Orange, New Jersey in 1907, he spent his childhood in New Jersey but attended the Berkshire School in Massachusetts. He was sent to Paris in 1925 with the idea of better preparing him for college. His life was forever changed by the circle of friends that he would meet there. Gertrude Stein, Glenway Wescott, Monroe Wheeler and those that he met through them opened an entirely new world to the young artist. He returned to the United States with the idea of a literary career and he even opened a bookstore in Englewood, New Jersey in 1927. He first became interested in photography not with the idea of a career, but to take photographs of his friends and display them in his bookstore. Returning to France the next year, he traveled around Europe for the next several years, always with his camera at hand. He developed close friendships within a larger circle of artists including Jean Cocteau and Julien Levy, the art dealer and critic. Levy would exhibit his photographs in his gallery in New York City in 1932 and Lynes would open his studio there that same year. He was soon receiving commissions from Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country, and Vogue including a cover with perhaps the first supermodel, Lisa Fonssagrives. In 1935 he was asked to document the principal dancers and productions of Lincoln Kirstein's and George Balanchine's newly founded American Ballet company (now the New York City Ballet). While he continued to shoot fashion photographs during the 1930s and 1940s, he was losing interest and had started a series of photographs which interpreted characters and stories from Greek mythology. By 1946, he grew disillusioned with New York and left for Hollywood, where he became chief photographer for the Vogue studios. He photographed Katharine Hepburn, Rosalind Russell, Gloria Swanson and Orson Welles, from the film industry, as well as others in the arts among them Aldous Huxley, Igor Stravinsky, and Thomas Mann. While this work was a success artistically, it was a financial failure. His friends helped him to move back to New York City in 1948. Other photographers, such as Richard Avedon, Edgar de Evia and Irving Penn, had taken his place in the fashion world. This combined with his disinterest in commercial work, meant he was never able to regain the successes he once had. 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, although these remained private, unknown and unpublished for years. In May of 1955, Lynes was diagnosed terminally ill with lung cancer. He closed his studio and destroyed much of his print and negative archives, particularly his male nudes. After a final trip to Europe, Lynes returned to New York City, where he died. He is interred in a substantial stone sarcophagus at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York. We list beautiful original vintage photographs, photogravures and antique prints everyday! For more Historic Photographic Collections please Click Here To Visit Our Ebay Store where you can search our World Class Selection of authentic vintage prints by photographer or subject. READY FOR FRAMING & DISPLAY! - The expensive engraved copper plate photogravure process and the resulting fine prints make vintage photogravures highly collectible and excellent vintage prints for framing. MUSEUM QUALITY PACKING & SHIPPING! - All vintage prints are expertly packed and shipped by USPS First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation and Insurance. Secure archival packaging includes water/tear resistant carrier, custom made 275 lb. triple wall inserts, individual acid free black archival backing boards, individual ultra clear heavy duty archival print protectors and a hand signed Certificate Of Authenticity (COA) from Finephoto. International customers please see Shipping Section below. "BUY IT NOW" OR "BEST OFFER" - As collectors/dealers in vintage photogravures, photographs and antique prints for over 25 years, we have acquired a significant collection and inventory of vintage prints which we maintain in two separate West Florida archive locations. To supplement and replenish those holdings we are regularly acquiring new collections and portfolios from around the world as opportunities present themselves. As a result of this ongoing procurement of vintage materials, when we feel we are "deep enough" in specific areas we will be open to accept offers which are reasonably close to the listing price of an item. So, if you decide to use the Best Offer option in those listings which contain one and make us a reasonable offer, we will do our best to accept. ABOUT PHOTOGRAVURE: Photogravure (or héliogravure) is an intaglio print making process utilizing a carefully etched copper plate made from the original negative/image. Prints are made by pressing suitable paper heavily down upon the inked copper plate which has been intricately etched to varying depths corresponding with the actual tonality of the original negative, This precisely etched plate combined with a fine "honeycomb" screen controls the amount of ink to be transferred to the paper at any given point in direct proportion to the variation of tone in the original image. The result is a true continuous tone print which combines many qualities of a traditional silver based photograph with a tactile feel similar to an etching, engraving or lithograph. Rich in tonal detail, the photogravure process produces delicately rendered shades for a look which is unique in the world of photographic print making. In the early to mid 1900's photogravure was selected (when budgets allowed) for special high quality publishing and portfolio projects, but due to it's significant expense and labor, the process is rarely seen today. From Man Ray and Ruth Bernhard to Brett Weston and Ansel Adams, many of the world's most renown photographic masters have published their images in the rich photogravure process. OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU: We don't just want to meet your expectations, we want to exceed them with each and every purchase! We believe in 100% customer satisfaction or your money back, regardless of reason. At Finephoto we are always committed to your complete satisfaction! As professional full time purveyors of vintage and antique prints for over 25 years we would like to thank all our loyal customers in the eBay community for helping to make us a continuing success. We will continue striving to bring you the very best in quality, variety and excellence in photographic imagery for your collecting and photographic art needs. 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Please see our Shipping Page for complete details and current postal rates. We Ship Worldwide & Welcome Our International Customers - Save Shipping Costs With Multiple Items! Payment Terms: Remittance is due within 3 days of purchase. We accept payment via PAYPAL (this includes credit cards, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and other Paypal methods of remittance). Finephoto is a Paypal Premier Verified Account Member. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Condition: AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAVURE - EXTRA FINE CONDITION, Size: Medium (up to 36in.), Original/Reprint: Original Print, Signed?: Unsigned, Framing: Unframed, Size Type/Largest Dimension: Large (Greater than 10in.), Artist: George Platt Lynes, Listed By: Dealer or Reseller, Date of Creation: Pre-1950, Color: Black & White, Photo Type: Photogravure, Subject: Figures & Portraits, Originality: Original

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