Diane Arbus, ‘Waitress, Nudist Camp, N.J.’, 1963, Phillips

Image: 5.7 x 5.7 cm (2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in.)
Sheet: 10.2 x 12.7 cm (4 x 5 in.)

From the Catalogue:
The early Arbus photograph offered here is one of several known examples that Arbus sent to friends and associates to promote the highly influential 1967 exhibition New Documents at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in which Arbus was featured as one of three leading documentary photographers alongside Lee Friedlander and Garry Winogrand. Waitress, Nudist Camp, N.J., 1963, is the only known image that Arbus used for this purpose.
Courtesy of Phillips

Signature: Signed, titled, dated, annotated 'Not to be reproduced' and inscribed in ink on the verso.

Diane Arbus', Camera, vol. 51, no. 11, November 1972, p. 12
D. Arbus, S. S. Phillips, N. Selkirk, E. Sussman, J. L. Rosenheim, Diane Arbus Revelations, Random House, 2003, p. 72, there titled A young waitress at a nudist camp, N.J.

Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

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