Vintage Large Andre de Dienes Nude Erotica Photograph Shirley Levitt on Beach NR

Vintage Large Andre de Dienes Nude Erotica Photograph Shirley Levitt on Beach NR

Vintage Large Andre de Dienes Nude Erotica Photograph Shirley Levitt on Beach NR

Vintage Large Andre de Dienes Nude Erotica Photograph Shirley Levitt on Beach NR

We are honored to be your one-stop, 5-star source for vintage pin-up, pulp magazines, original illustration art, decorative collectibles and ephemera with a wide and always changed assortment of antique and vintage items from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Mid-Century Modern eras. All items are 100% guaranteed to be original, vintage, and as described. All sell no reserve! ITEM: This is a c. 1949 vintage and original, large format, hand printed, fine art photograph by Hungarian-American photographer Andre de Dienes. This exquisite portrait is a thrilling study in movement and form as de Dienes captures the lissome and athletic figure of popular men’s magazine model and pin-up Shirley Levitt cavorting along the beach. Photos from this shoot appeared in a 1949 issue of NUS magazine; an issue that featured solely de Dienes nude photographic studies. Well known for his sensual nude photography, Andre de Dienes is perhaps best remembered for his portraits of a young pin-up model named Marilyn Monroe. A delightful mid-century artifact, this photograph comes with a COA certifying that this image was hand developed and stamped by the artist. Measures 10 1/4″ x 12 1/4″ on a glossy double weight paper stock. Photographer’s ink stamps to verso. Please use the included images as a conditional guide. Andre de Dienes (born Andor György Ikafalvi-Dienes) (December 18, 1913 April 11, 1985) was a Hungarian-American photographer, noted for his work with Marilyn Monroe and his nude photography. Dienes was born in Transylvania, Austria-Hungary, on December 18, 1913, and left home at 15 after the suicide of his mother. Dienes travelld across Europe mostly on foot, until his arrival in Tunisia. Returning to Europe he arrived in Paris in 1933 to study art, and bought a Rolleiflex shortly after. Dienes began work as a professional photographer for the Communist newspaper L’Humanité, and was employed by the Associated Press until 1936, when the Parisian couturier Captain Molyneux noted his work and urged him to become a fashion photographer. In 1938 the editor of Esquire, Arnold Gingrich offered him work in New York City, and helped fund Dienes’ passage to the United States. Once in the United States Dienes worked for Vogue andLife magazines as well as Esquire. When not working as a fashion photographer Dienes travelled the USA photographing Native American culture, including the Apache, Hopi, and Navajo reservations and their inhabitants. De Dienes married twice, and died of cancer on April 11, 1985. In 1945 Dienes met the nineteen year old Marilyn Monroe, then called Norma Jean Baker, who was a model on the books of Emmeline Snivelys Blue Book Model Agency. Snively told Dienes of Norma Jean, and suggested her for his project of photographing artistic nudes. Norma Jean seemed to be like an angel. I could hardly believe it for a few moments. An earthly, sexy-looking angel! Sent expressly for me! His series of pin-up shots of her at Long Island’s Tobay Beach, in Oyster Bay, New York became notable. Norma Jean had recently separated from her husband, James Dougherty and told Dienes of her wish to become an actress. Dienes had earlier been present at the first meeting of Monroe and her mother in six years, and had presumptuously announced to her mother that he and Monroe were to be married. Dienes next met her on Labor Day in 1946, with her new name of Marilyn Monroe, they next worked together in 1952, where he shot her at the Bel Air Hotel and 1953, where she telephoned him at 2am, and took him to a darkened street where he used his car headlights to illuminate her, taking pictures her wide-eyed and unmade up. Dienes last saw her alive in June 1961. Of their last meeting he said that… Her success was a sham, her hopes thwarted… The next day she left a bouquet outside my door: a selection of her latest photos. Smiling, radiant – utterly misleading; I little guessed that this was our last goodbye. The item “Vintage Large Andre de Dienes Nude Erotica Photograph Shirley Levitt on Beach NR” is in sale since Friday, August 26, 2016. This item is in the category “Art\Art from Dealers & Resellers\Photographs”. The seller is “grapefruitmoongallery” and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Signed?: Unsigned
  • Date of Creation: Pre-1950
  • Photo Type: Gelatin Silver
  • Subject: Nudes
  • Color: Black & White
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Large (Greater than 10in.)
  • Artist: Andre de Dienes
  • Framed/Unframed: Unframed

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