NDGT / SKY #25

Anderson & Low (Jonathan Anderson & Edwin Low), English, founded 1990


negative 2001; print 2005

Gelatin silver print


Sheet: 16 × 20 in. (40.6 × 50.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Nancy and Thomas F. O’Neil III, Class of 1979

© Anderson & Low. All Rights Reserved.


Portfolio / Series Title

Gymnasts:National Danish Gymnastic Team


Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe


21st century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


This photograph is from a larger collection focusing on gymnastic skill and training as it relates to the mind, body, and soul. It celebrates these two male athletes’ muscular bodies and the impressive control, coordination, and skill achieved in this complicated aerial pose reminiscent of Adam and God on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Gazing into each other’s eyes, the men introduce aspects of homoeroticism that challenge the heteronormative masculinity often interwoven with sports culture.

How does this work’s presentation of masculinity differ from that of Prize Fighter and His Lady?

From the 2024 exhibition, A Space for Dialogue 117, Sports Culture: Gender, Belonging, and Nationhood, Madyson Buchalski '24, Conroy Intern

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 117, Sports Culture: Gender, Belonging, and Nationhood, Madyson Buchalski '24, Conroy Intern, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 9 - May 5, 2024


The artists, London, England; sold to Nancy and Thomas O'Neil III, Baltimore, Maryland, August 18, 2005; given to present collection, 2014.

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