Oct 19, 2017 - Sale 2458

Sale 2458 - Lot 210

Price Realized: $ 22,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
DIANE ARBUS (1923-1971)/NEIL SELKIRK (1947- )
Teenage Couple on Hudson Street, N.Y.C. Silver print, the image measuring approximately 14 1/4 inches (36.2 cm.) square, with the A Diane Arbus Photograph hand stamp with Doon Arbus' signature, title, date, and the edition notation 45/75, in ink, as well as the Copyright (with the date 1967) and All Rights Reserved hand stamps, on verso. 1963; printed later

Additional Details

From the Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London; to the Collection of Steve Pyke, circa 1988.

Diane Arbus was among the boldest, most innovative, and uncompromising artists to explore photography as a form of creative expression. Her iconography of powerful portraits, which quickly developed during the 1960s, captured the changing zeitgeist of the American social landscape.

The year this picture was made (1963), Arbus applied for a Guggenheim Fellowship, and asked Lisette Model to provide a letter of recommendation. Model's letter read, in part: "Photographers can be good, bad, excellent, first rate, or tops, but there are hardly any artists among them. Here is an exception." Later that year, Arbus was awarded a fellowship to pursue a project relating to "photographic studies of American rites, manners and customs."

Diane Arbus (Aperture), unpaginated.

Arbus, Diane Arbus, Revelations (Random House), p. 102.