Diane Arbus

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: Photography

October 9, 2014

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to celebrate the development and history of photography in its October 12, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction with a range of photographic work from the 1920s to the 2000s, including pieces from Ansel Adams, André Kertész, Edward Weston, Diane Arbus, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sandy Skoglund, and James Casebere. Los Angeles has quickly become a center for photography—no more proof is needed than the highly attended Paris Photo LA, which will enter its third year at the New York Backlot at Paramount Studios in 2015. LAMA is thrilled to be a part of the city’s photographic ambition and appetite by presenting important artworks from the early days of photography to current, contemporary trends.

Just In: Diane Arbus Topless Dancer

February 9, 2012

Diane Arbus (1923-1971) pioneered a now widespread black and white photographic technique employing classic 19th century portraiture and human subjects surrounded by their elements. Her photos, startling, blunt, and controversial, often depict the pariahs of society such as transvestites, dwarfs, and nudists. Topless Dancer in Her Dressing Room, San Francisco (1968), taken three years prior […]