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  • 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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Burlesque Comedienne in her Dressing Room, Atlantic City, NJ

1963
Gelatin silver print, printed 1972.
35.6 x 35.6 cm. (14 x 14 in.)
Signed by Doon Arbus, titled, dated, numbered and stamped on verso. Printed by Neil Selkirk. This work is from an edition of 75.

Estimate
£2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for £3,750

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14 Mar 2009, 12pm
London