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A Young Man in Curlers

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A Young Man in Curlers

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Diane Arbus
American, 1923–1971

Date

1966, printed 1970

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Accession #

74.81 H

Dimensions

15 1/2 x 14 7/8 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Diane Arbus is known for her frank portraits of people often living outside of societal norms, such as this genderqueer person at home. Either by choice or by circumstance, Arbus’s models often went unseen and misunderstood by members of mainstream society. Her practice was not only about documenting but also about making connections with people, and she often formed deep personal relationships with her subjects.

Credit

Purchase with funds from a friend of the Museum

Image Copyright

(c) Estate of Diane Arbus

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