A new art museum, called the George Daniell Museum, will open in South Beach on April 3, in conjunction with Miami Beach Pride events. It will feature the full collection of prominent American photographer and artist George Daniell, a gay man who worked for TIME, Life, and Esquire magazines, and who captured the images of many celebrities (Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Lena Horne, Georgia O’Keefe, etc). Many of the photographs also feature his more personal photographs, which bring a homoerotic sensibility to his work. This is the first time the entirety of his collection will be available for public view.
Although George Daniell’s photographs and art have been seen in some of the world’s foremost museums (New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery in Washington DC, etc.), the collection was recently unearthed by his estate and reborn into the public consciousness through the German organization Zentraldepot.
“The new George Daniell Museum will be of great interest to both the LGBTQ and the mainstream communities, to see the both the glamour and grit of yesteryear, with a strong dose of homoeroticism,” said Helmut Schuster, Director of the George Daniell Museum. “We are thrilled that the public will finally be able to see these images in their entirety.”
The new George Daniell Museum features photographs, paintings, and aquarelles from throughout the artist’s life and covers the years 1920-1991.