Diane Arbus - Photographs New York Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, 2006

  • Literature

    Arbus, Sussman, Phillips, Selkirk and Rosenheim, Diane Arbus: Revelations, p. 150

  • 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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Girl Walking on a Dirt Road, Shelter Island, N.Y.

1955
Gelatin silver print, printed later by Neil Selkirk.
8 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. (22.5 x 14.9 cm)
Stamped 'A Diane Arbus photograph,' signed, titled, dated and numbered 4/75 by Doon Arbus, Executor, in ink, estate copyright credit and reproduction limitation stamps on the verso.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $8,820

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Photographs

New York Auction 6 April 2022