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  • Provenance

    Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, 2003

  • Literature

    Aperture, Diane Arbus, n.p.
    Arbus, Sussman, Phillips, Selkirk and Rosenheim, Diane Arbus: Revelations, p. 289
    Rosenheim, Diane Arbus: in the beginning, p. 193

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Her 1962 photograph of a castle in Disneyland, after hours, makes you tremble for any prince who goes in search of Sleeping Beauty; who knows what fevered brand of dreams might come true?"
    Anthony Lane

  • Artist Bio

    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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A castle in Disneyland, Cal.

1962
Gelatin silver print, printed later by Neil Selkirk.
14 1/4 x 14 1/2 in. (36.2 x 36.8 cm)
Stamped 'A Diane Arbus photograph', signed, titled, dated, numbered 43/75 by Doon Arbus, Executor, in ink, copyright credit and reproduction limitations stamps on the verso.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

sold for $15,000

Contact Specialist
Caroline Deck
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Vanessa Hallett
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A Constant Pursuit: Photographs from the Collection of Ed Cohen & Victoria Shaw

New York Auction 4 October 2018