Diane Arbus, ‘Transvestite at her Birthday Party, N.Y.C.’, 1969, Heritage Auctions
Diane Arbus, ‘Transvestite at her Birthday Party, N.Y.C.’, 1969, Heritage Auctions
Diane Arbus, ‘Transvestite at her Birthday Party, N.Y.C.’, 1969, Heritage Auctions

This photograph was printed by Neil Selkrik.

Condition Report: Sheet measures 20 x 16 inches; there do not appear to be any major condition issues; framed under acrylic. Framed Dimensions 23 X 22 Inches

Signature: Signed, titled, dated, and editioned '36/75' in pencil with the artist's estate stamp on 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