Diane Arbus - Photographs New York Thursday, October 7, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Ginny Williams Collection, Colorado
    Gifted by the above to the present owner

  • Literature

    Aperture, Diane Arbus: Magazine Work, p. 85

  • 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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Property from a Private Collection, New York


Frank Stella

Gelatin silver print, printed by Neil Selkirk in 1985.
14 1/4 x 14 1/8 in. (36.2 x 35.9 cm)
Stamped 'A Diane Arbus photograph,' signed, titled, dated and numbered 1/75 by Doon Arbus, Executor, in ink, estate copyright credit and reproduction limitation stamps on the verso.

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $9,450

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New York Auction 7 October 2021