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  • "If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, I arrange myself." —Diane Arbus

    • Provenance

      Robert Miller Gallery, New York, 2006

    • Literature

      Arbus, Sussman, Phillips, Selkirk and Rosenheim, Diane Arbus: Revelations, p. 15

    • 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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Photographs from the Collection of Ed Cohen & Victoria Shaw

164

Self-portrait pregnant, N.Y.C.

1945
Gelatin silver print, printed later by Neil Selkirk.
6 5/8 x 4 3/8 in. (16.8 x 11.1 cm)
Stamped 'A Diane Arbus photograph,' signed, titled, dated, numbered 16/75 by Doon Arbus, Executor, in ink, estate copyright credit and reproduction limitation stamps on the verso.

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Estimate
$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $27,720

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Photographs

New York Auction 7 October 2021