Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Diane Arbus Estate to The Met

Diane Arbus news. The New York Times, just reported that the Metropolitan Museum in New York just received a major gift from the Estate of Diane Arbus. They received her complete archives (as featured in an exhibition two years ago), hundreds of early photographs, negatives and contact prints of more than 7500 rolls of film.

In addition, The Met purchased 20 Arbus photographs frome the Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco, which represents her estate. If you were at Art Basel Miami Beach, you would have seen a nice selection of Arbus prints in the Fraenkel Gallery space.

Diane Arbus photograph

Diane Arbus, Coney Island, NY #3, 1958
gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 inches

The G. Gibson Gallery, was selling the above Arbus print in Miami at Aqua Hotel fair. If you're interested in adding it to your collection contact the gallery.

To read more about the Arbus gift, here's a link.
A Big Gift for the Met: The Arbus Archives (New York Times)

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