Diane Arbus, ‘Portfolio (twelve photographs)’, 1961-1971, Heritage Auctions
Diane Arbus, ‘Portfolio (twelve photographs)’, 1961-1971, Heritage Auctions
Diane Arbus, ‘Portfolio (twelve photographs)’, 1961-1971, Heritage Auctions
Diane Arbus, ‘Portfolio (twelve photographs)’, 1961-1971, Heritage Auctions
Diane Arbus, ‘Portfolio (twelve photographs)’, 1961-1971, Heritage Auctions
Diane Arbus, ‘Portfolio (twelve photographs)’, 1961-1971, Heritage Auctions
Diane Arbus, ‘Portfolio (twelve photographs)’, 1961-1971, Heritage Auctions
Diane Arbus, ‘Portfolio (twelve photographs)’, 1961-1971, Heritage Auctions
Diane Arbus, ‘Portfolio (twelve photographs)’, 1961-1971, Heritage Auctions
Diane Arbus, ‘Portfolio (twelve photographs)’, 1961-1971, Heritage Auctions
Diane Arbus, ‘Portfolio (twelve photographs)’, 1961-1971, Heritage Auctions
Diane Arbus, ‘Portfolio (twelve photographs)’, 1961-1971, Heritage Auctions
Diane Arbus, ‘Portfolio (twelve photographs)’, 1961-1971, Heritage Auctions
Diane Arbus, ‘Portfolio (twelve photographs)’, 1961-1971, Heritage Auctions
Diane Arbus, ‘Portfolio (twelve photographs)’, 1961-1971, Heritage Auctions
Diane Arbus, ‘Portfolio (twelve photographs)’, 1961-1971, Heritage Auctions
Diane Arbus, ‘Portfolio (twelve photographs)’, 1961-1971, Heritage Auctions
Diane Arbus, ‘Portfolio (twelve photographs)’, 1961-1971, Heritage Auctions

Published by Electa Editrice, Milano, Italy, 1979. This lot includes the original folder with photo-illustrated cover page. This portfolio was published to commemorate "Venezia '79- La Fotografia," an exhibition made possible by Unesco and the Municipality of Venice, in collaboration with the International Center of Photography, New York. Photographs include: Lady at a Masked Ball with Two Roses on Her Dress, New York, 1967; A Castle in Disneyland, California, 1964; Backwards Man in His Hotel Room, New York, 1961; Tattooed Man at a Carnival, Maryland, 1970; Untitled, 1970-71; A Jewish Giant at Home with His Parents in the Bronx, New York, 1970; A Young Man and His Girlfriend with Hot Dogs in the Park, New York, 1971; Child with a Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park, New York, 1962; A Family One Evening in a Nudist Camp, Pennsylvania, 1965; A Young Brooklyn Family Going for a Sunday Outing, New York, 1966; The Junior Interstate Ballroom Dance Champions Yonkers, New York, 1962; Man at a Parade on Fifth Avenue, New York, 1969.

Condition Report: Eleven are cornered in to window mats; one is framed under glass to 22-1/2 x 18-1/2 inches; each sheet measures approximately 15-3/4 x 11-1/2 inches; a few lightly bumped corners, not affecting the images; a few soft crescent creases noticeable in raking light; two pinhead sized spots of discoloration to the upper margin of Lady at a Masked Ball, not affecting the image;

Signature: Each with the portfolio label affixed to verso.

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

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