Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph. Promotional Poster
by ARBUS, DIANE
Millerton, NY: Aperture. FIRST EDITION. none. Fine. EXTREMELY SCARCE PROMOTIONAL POSTER for the first edition of Diane Arbus's classic collection of photographs. Following Arbus's suicide in 1971, the curator of MOMA, John Szarkowski, began work on staging a major retrospective of Arbus's work. At first there was little interest in the project and the proposal for the accompanying catalog was rejected by every major publishing house before Aperture magazine's Michael E. Hoffman agreed to print the book. The resulting MOMA retrospective was a huge success, traveling throughout North America and attended by over seven million people; the corresponding book, Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph, has since become one of the most influential photography books ever produced, cementing Arbus's reputation as one of the most original and expressive photographers of her time. Roth 101. The promotional poster shows the cover image of the twins, perhaps Arbus's most iconic photograph. Millerton, New York: Aperture, 1972. Poster (approx. 24x18 in.). In fine condition. RARE. (Inventory #: 1784)
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