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Dianora Niccolini (American, b.1936)
LOT ID: 65710
Twisting, 1999

Silver Print, gelatin silver print
14 х 11 in. (35.56 x 27.94 cm.)
Signed, dated and numbered 3/25 in pencil on front.
Print/Casting Year 1999
Edition 3/25
Foundry/Publisher Hand printed by the artist
Lot description
Dianora Niccolini (US, 1936). "Twisting", 1999. Gelatin silver print.
Dimensions: 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm).
Edition 3 of 25. Signed, dated and numbered.

Dianora Niccolini is widely regarded as a pioneering photographer of the male nude. "Stretching"(1981) is a stunning example of the grace, power and sensual aspect that defines her work. Niccolini began her photographic career in the Sixties upon meeting world-renowned photographer Weege who would become her friend and mentor.
In 1975, an exhibition of her work was threatened with closure by New York City police due to the subject matter of the male nude. Of that exhibit, Sunday New York Times art critic Gene Thornton wrote "Dianora Niccolini . . . comes about as close to idealization as is possible in photography."
The artist has been the subject of countless solo and group exhibitions since the early 1970's and her photographs are in many of the top permanent Museum Collections including:
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC.;
The Museum of Fine Arts, (The Allan Chasanoff Photographic Collection), Houston, Texas;
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, Florida;
The Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida;
The Kinsey Institute (Indiana University), Bloomington, Indiana;
The Library of Congress, Washington, DC;
The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
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