Lot 30
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DIANE ARBUS 'Mexican Dwarf in his Hotel Room, N. Y. C.'

20,000 - 30,000 USD
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  • Diane Arbus
  • 'Mexican Dwarf in his Hotel Room, N. Y. C.'
  • Edition 40 of 50
  • Gelatin silver print
  • 15 by 14 1/2  in. (38.1 by 36.8 cm.)
a plate from A Box of Ten Photographs (New York, 1970), signed, titled, dated, and editioned '40/50' by Doon Arbus, the photographer's daughter, in ink and with the portfolio and Arbus Estate reproduction rights stamps on the reverse, framed, 1970, printed in the early 1970s by Neil Selkirk


Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, 2006


Palm Beach, Norton Museum of Art, Stare: The Pleasure of the Intensely Familiar and the Strangely Unexpected, December 2010 - March 2011

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Diane Arbus, November 2012 - June 2013


'Five Photographs by Diane Arbus,' Artforum, May 1971, p. 68

Diane Arbus (Aperture, 1972), unpaginated

Diane Arbus: Revelations (New York, 2003), p. 66

Catalogue Note

'For me the subject of the picture is always more important than the picture. And more complicated. . . I really think what it is, is what it’s about. I mean it has to be of something. And what it's of is always more remarkable than what it is.' - Diane Arbus