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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Literature

    Arbus, Sussman, Phillips, Selkirk and Rosenheim, Diane Arbus: Revelations, p. 187 for a variant

  • Catalogue Essay

    The variant of this image is reproduced in Diane Arbus: Revelations with a note stating "Actor Michael J. Pollard photographed for an article in Cheetah by Doon Arbus." This same year, Pollard co-starred in  Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde, winning critical acclaim for his role as C.W. Moss.

  • Artist Biography

    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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Michael Pollard (Alternate with cigarette), N.Y.C.

1967
Gelatin silver print, printed by the artist.
10 1/4 x 10 in. (26 x 25.4 cm).
Stamped 'A Diane Arbus print', signed by Doon Arbus, Executor, in ink, copyright credit and reproduction limitation stamps on the verso.

Estimate
$15,000 - 25,000 

PHOTOGRAPHS

16 April 2010
New York