A woman in a bird mask, N.Y.C.

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  • Provenance

    Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

  • Exhibited

    Double Takes: Transformations Through the Lens, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 20 March – 11 June 2004

  • Literature

    Aperture, Diane Arbus, n.p.

  • Artist Bio

    Diane Arbus

    American • 1923 - 1971

    Transgressing traditional boundaries, Diane Arbus is known for her highly desirable, groundbreaking portraiture taken primarily in the American Northeast during the late 1950s and 1960s. Famous for establishing strong personal relationships with her subjects, Arbus' evocative images capture them in varied levels of intimacy. Whether in their living rooms or on the street, their surreal beauty transcends the common distance found in documentary photography.

    Taken as a whole, Arbus' oeuvre presents the great diversity of American society — nudists, twins, babies, beauty queens and giants — while each distinct image brings the viewer into contact with an exceptional individual brought to light through Arbus' undeniable genius. 

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A woman in a bird mask, N.Y.C.

1967
Gelatin silver print, printed later by Neil Selkirk.
14 1/4 x 14 3/8 in. (36.2 x 36.5 cm)
Stamped 'A Diane Arbus photograph', signed, titled, dated and numbered 26/75 by Doon Arbus, Executor, in ink, copyright credit and reproduction limitation stamps on the verso.

Estimate
$7,000 - 9,000 

sold for $8,125

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New York Auction 8 October 2015