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Andre de  Dienes, Nude Montage "Untitled", 1955

Gelatin silver print.  California Stamped by the Artist. height - 13.5 in, width - 10.75 in. Estimate: from $3,000 to $4,000

Note: This is a beautiful vintage silver gelatin print of a Nude taken by Andre de Dienes in 1945. It was hand printed and stamped by the artist in 1955. It is printed on a double weight fiber paper.

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Andre de  Dienes, Nude "Untitled", 1960

Gelatin silver print.  California Stamped by the Artist. height - 13.5 in, width - 10.75 in. Estimate: from $2,500 to $3,500.

Note: This is a beautiful vintage silver gelatin print of a Nude taken by Andre de Dienes in 1960. It was hand printed and stamped by the artist in 1960. It is printed on a double weight fiber paper.

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Andre de  Dienes, Nude Montage "Untitled", 1955

Gelatin silver print.  California Stamped by the Artist. height - 13.25 in, width - 10.25 in. Estimate: from $2,500 to $3,500.

This is a beautiful vintage silver gelatin print of a Nude taken by Andre de Dienes in 1945. It was hand printed and stamped by the artist in 1955. It is printed on a double weight fiber paper.

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Andre de  Dienes, Nude Montage "Untitled", 1955

Gelatin silver print.  California Stamped by the Artist. height - 13.25 in, width - 10.5 in. Estimate: from $2,500 to $3,500.

This is a beautiful vintage silver gelatin print of a Nude taken by Andre de Dienes in 1955. It was hand printed and stamped by the artist in 1955. It is printed on a double weight fiber paper.

Andre de Dienes. American, born Romania, 1913 - 1985
Andre de Dienes was born in Transylvania (now Romania) and left home at 15, traveling around Europe, before ending up in Tunisia. There he worked at various jobs and acquired his first camera. He arrived in Paris in 1933 where he made a living selling photographs to publishing companies, including the newspaper La Humanité and The Associated Press until 1936 when the Parisian couturier, Captain Molyneux, encouraged de Dienes to become a fashion photographer. Esquire magazine lured him to New York in 1938, where he settled and, in addition to Esquire, worked for Vogue, Life, and Montgomery Ward. De Dienes also traveled throughout the United States especially out west where he took pictures of the magnificent landscapes and American Indians, the Hopi, Navajo, and Apache, in particular. Abandoning fashion photography, De Dienes moved to Hollywood in 1944 to pursue to pursue his real passion of photographing nudes and outdoor scenes, often employing montage. He was also fascinated by the body builders and sunworshipers at famed Muscle Beach, where he captured the innocence and exhibitionism of the scene. To suport himself he worked for the Hollywood studios photographing stars and starlets, including legends such as Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Fonda, Fred Astaire, Ingrid Bergman, Ronald Reagan, Jane Russell, and Anita Ekberg. He was soon regarded as one of the top glamour photographers in Los Angeles. De Dienes' association with Marilyn Monroe began in 1945 when he hired her for her first modeling job at age 19. A five week road trip photographing the young Norma Jeane across California, Nevada, and New Mexico resulted in a love affair and numerous magazine covers around the world. Their working relationship continued until 1953. Today, de Dienes' images of Monroe are considered by most to be the finest ever taken of her. Married twice but with no children, de Dienes died in 1985. He is survived by his second wife, Shirley T. Ellis de Dienes.  

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