Mar 11, 2021 - Sale 2561

Sale 2561 - Lot 218

Price Realized: $ 18,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
DIANE ARBUS (1923-1971)/NEIL SELKIRK (1947- )
Tattooed man at a Carnival, M.D. Silver print, the image measuring 15x14 3/4 inches (38.1x37.5 cm.), the sheet 20x16 inches (50.8x40.6 cm.), with the A Diane Arbus Photograph hand stamp with Doon Arbus' signature, title, and print date, and Neil Selkirk's credit, in ink, as well as the reproduction limitation hand stamp, on verso. 1970; printed early 1970s

Additional Details

Acquired from the Estate of Diane Arbus by the Present Owner, a New York, Collector, in the early 1970s.

The owner, also an artist, knew Arbus: "I met Diane when I was in art school. It seems incredible to me now, but she liked the drawings I was doing in the late 1960s, so she and I worked out a trade. I chose the 'Tattooed Man,' and Diane was going to visit my studio and choose a work of mine. We never completed it, and a year after Diane died I acquired the print from her estate."