Diane Arbus photographing the Doppelgänger Twins
Archival pigment print
Each print individually hand-colored
Edition of 6
Sally Stockhold © 2012
Diane Arbus 1923 – 1971 A sensitive American street photographer and writer was noted for black-and-white photographs of dwarfs, giants, transvestites, nudists, circus performers and physically or mentally impaired people whose normality seemed surreal.
In 1972, a year after she committed suicide, Arbus became the first American photographer to have photographs displayed at the Venice Biennial and her photographs now sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction.
Airbus’s work always provoked controversy; for example, Norman Mailer was quoted in 1971 as saying "Giving a camera to Diane Arbus is like putting a live grenade in the hands of a child."