Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Feral Benga

I really like this portrait of Feral Benga, a Senegalese dancer who became better known as a model.  He also posed for George Platt Lynes, Richmond Barthe', Carl van Vechten, and others.  The 1938 Tchelitchew painting below is called Deposition, and it was owned by Lincoln Kirstein, a close friend of Lynes and the brother-in-law of Paul Cadmus.  Mr. Kirstein will get his own series soon.



  1. Never knew it was the same model that posed for all of them.