Saturday, November 24, 2007

Found: Diane Arbus Photographs

Genuine Wonders From the Flea Circus: Photos by Arbus
"But when sorting through the pile, Mr. Langmuir found a note in a dog-eared datebook kept by Lucas that stopped him: “Diane Arbus, 131 ½ Charles St. WA 4 — 4608.” Then, he says, he looked again at some of the heavily flashed photographs of performers like Estelline Pike, a sword swallower, and DeWise Purdon, a man with no hands, and wondered: Could these possibly be early Arbus works? Or am I just dreaming?"
He wasn't dreaming. 21 of the photographs have been authenticated. I'm very eager to see these....

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