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Diane Di Prima did a lot of nude modeling in her heyday. At least that was what she reported in her book Memoirs of a Beatnik. While acquiring photos for my artist’s book series Girls of the Beat Generation, I had looked through many hundred thousand photos from that era and have never found a photo of Di Prima except possibly on one rare occasion.

There is no telling if it is Di Prima or not, but I lean in the direction of it being Di Prima. You can decide for yourself. Sadly, not much out there with enough detail of Di Prima in the era for comparison.

Girls of the Beat Generation Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Archival Collection (2)

A possible Diane Di Prima discovery from Girls of the Beat Generation artist’s book series. From the Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Archival Collection.

Other photos of Diane for your comparison…you decide for yourself.

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Diane Di Prima topless - post processing Daniel D. Teoli jr.

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Girls of the Beat Generation Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Archival Collection

From Girls of the Beat Generation

A forthcoming 6 volume artists’ book series by social documentary photographer Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

https://danielteolijr.wordpress.com/2016/04/21/girls-of-the-beat-generation-artists-book/

A complete list of artists’ books by Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

https://danielteolijr.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/artists-books-by-daniel-d-teoli-jr-2/