Diane Arbus, ‘Child with a toy hand grenade in Central Park, N.Y.C., 1962’, 1962, Christie's

Signature: signed and inscribed 'For P & P... DIANE ARBUS' (lower edge); signed again, titled and dated 'EXASPERATED BOY WITH TOY HAND GRENADE DIANE ARBUS 1962' (on the reverse)

London, Tate Modern, Street & Studio: an Urban History of Photography, May-September 2008.

D. Arbus and M. Israel, Diane Arbus, New York, 1972, n.p., (illustrated).

Diane Arbus Revelations, exh. cat., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2003, pp. 104-105 (illustrated).

Patricia Hill-Bianchini, Stonington

Her sale; Christie's, New York, 26 April, 2005, lot 61

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

About Diane Arbus

American photographer Diane Arbus is famous for her poignant portraits of individuals on the margins of society, such as street people, transvestites, nudists, and carnival performers. Arbus’s work is highly controversial, eliciting in some viewers an overwhelming sense of compassion, while others find her images bizarre and disturbing. Her practice challenged established conventions dictating the distance between photographer and subject, resulting in the raw psychological intensity that characterizes her photographic portraiture.

American, 1923-1971, New York, New York