Diane Arbus - PHOTOGRAPHS New York Thursday, October 16, 2008 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    From the artist; to the present Private Collection

  • Literature

    Random House, Diane Arbus: Revelations, p. 302 for a variant

  • 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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Germaine Greer, NYC

Gelatin silver print.
14 1/2 x 14 in. (36.8 x 35.6 cm).
Stamped 'a diane arbus print,' signed by Doon Arbus, Executor, in ink, copyright credit and reproduction limitation stamps on the verso. Accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity from the Estate of Diane Arbus.

$15,000 - 25,000 


16 Oct 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York