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Property of a Distinguished Private Collection

Diane Arbus

Identical twins, Roselle, N. J.

Auction Closed

May 20, 12:35 AM GMT


500,000 - 700,000 USD

Lot Details


Property of a Distinguished Private Collection

Diane Arbus

1923 - 1971

Identical twins, Roselle, N. J.

signed by Doon Arbus, the photographer's daughter, annotated with the Diane Arbus Estate authentication number, and with the 'a diane arbus print,' copyright, and reproduction rights stamps (on the reverse)

gelatin silver print

15 ¼ by 15 ⅛ in. 

38.7 by 38.4 cm.

Executed in 1966, printed circa 1967-68.



1923 - 1971年


款識:藝術家女兒杜恩・阿布斯簽名,具黛安・阿布斯藝術遺產管理協會認證號碼,並有「a diane arbus print」版權認證及複製權印章(背面)


15 1/4 x 15 1/8 英寸;38.7 x 38.4 公分


The Estate of the Photographer

Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco (acquired from the above in 2007)

Timothy Taylor, London (acquired from the above)

Acquired from the above in 2009 by the present owner

'Five Photographs by Diane Arbus,' Artforum, May 1971, p. 69, another example illustrated

Doon Arbus and Marvin Israel, eds., Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph, New York, 1972, cover and unpaginated, another example illustrated

New Photography USA, London, 1972, unpaginated, another example illustrated

Sarah Greenough, et al., On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Photography, Washington, D. C., 1989, pl. 359, another example illustrated

Ned Rifkin, Jane Jackson, et. al.Chorus of Light: Photographs from The Sir Elton John Collection, Atlanta, 2000, p. 86, another example illustrated

Diane Arbus, Diane Arbus: Revelations, New York, 2003, pp. 182, 265, and 270-1, other examples illustrated

Weston Naef, Photographers of Genius at the Getty, Los Angeles, 2004, pl. 115, another example illustrated

Rachel Rosenfield Lafo and Anne Higonnet, Presumed Innocence: Photographic Perspectives of Children, Lincoln, 2008, pl. 51, another example illustrated

Quentin Bajac et al., eds., Photography at MoMA: 1960–Now, New York, 2015, pl. 1, another example illustrated

Sarah Hermanson Meister, Arbus, Friedlander, Winogrand: New Documents, 1967, New York, pp. 35 and 136, another example illustrated

John P. Jacob, Diane Arbus: A Box of Ten Photographs, New York, 2018, pl. 4 and p. 71, another example illustrated