Diane Arbus - Photographs New York Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    The Estate of Diane Arbus, New York
    The Collection of Harry Lunn, New York
    Sotheby's New York, 'Photographs from the Collection of Graham Nash', 25 April 1990, lot 406
    Simon Lowinksy Gallery, New York
    Robert Miller Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    Aperture, Diane Arbus, n.p.
    Arbus, Sussman, Phillips, Selkirk and Rosenheim, Diane Arbus Revelations, p. 38
    The Museum of Modern Art, Diane Arbus, n.p.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Please reference the beginning of the afternoon session (lot 140) for an essay on this collection.

  • 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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Patriotic Young Man with a Flag, N.Y.C.

Gelatin silver print.
14 3/4 x 14 1/2 in. (37.5 x 36.8 cm)
Signed and annotated 'a diane arbus print' by Doon Arbus, Executor, in ink, copyright credit and reproduction limitation stamps on the verso. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from the Estate of Diane Arbus.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $93,750

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New York 30 September & 1 October 2013