diane arbus

Diane Arbus

B. United States, 1923 – 1971

The Works

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Diane Arbus

Triplets in their Bedroom, New Jersey

1963

Silver gelatin print, printed 1970s by Neil Selkirk under the direct supervision of Doon Arbus, administrator of the Diane Arbus Estate

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Diane Arbus

Coney Island #1, New York

1960

Silver gelatin print, printed by Neil Selkirk under the direct supervision of Doon Arbus, administrator of the Diane Arbus estate

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Diane Arbus

A House on a Hill, Hollywood, California

1963

Silver gelatin print, printed 1970s by Neil Selkirk under the direct supervision of Doon Arbus, administrator of the Diane Arbus estate

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Diane Arbus

Untitled (14)

c. 1970

Silver gelatin print, printed 1970s by Neil Selkirk under the direct supervision of Doon Arbus, administrator of the Diane Arbus estate

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Diane Arbus

Untitled (10)

c. 1970

Silver gelatin print, printed 1970s by Neil Selkirk under the direct supervision of Doon Arbus, administrator of the Diane Arbus estate

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Diane Arbus

Masked Woman in a Wheelchair, Pennsylvania

1970

Silver gelatin print, printed 1970s by Neil Selkirk under the direct supervision of Doon Arbus, administrator of the Diane Arbus estate

Diane Arbus

B. United States 1923

B. United States 1923

Biography

Diane Arbus is one of the most celebrated American photographers of the twentieth century, renowned for her black and white portraits of people on the fringes of society. Her work is often regarded as controversial because of the provocative nature of the subject matter; some believe it to be uncomfortable and disturbing, whilst others consider it to be endearing and compassionate. Arbus would often spend hours with her subjects, photographing them in the confines of their own space, which is what gives her portraits a striking honesty and intimacy. Arbus once said that, ‘I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.’ Her photographs of children and eccentrics, couples and circus performers, female impersonators and Fifth Avenue pedestrians are amongst the most intimate and surprising images of the 1960s.

Her work features in numerous international collections around the world including the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh.

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