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Diane Arbus (1923 - 1971)

Diane Arbus is one of the most important photographers of the twentieth century, an influential figure whose compellingly honest style of photography paved the way for the work of contemporary photographers and artists.

ARTIST ROOMS comprises of 69 black-and-white photographs from across Arbus’s career, including both her earliest work in 35mm and her characteristic square-format images, and ranging from her best-known portraits to rarely-seen images.

Copyright permission has not yet been obtained to reproduce images of all works in the ARTIST ROOMS collection. All the above Arbus photographs are reproduced in the following monographs: Diane Arbus Revelations, Jonathan Cape, London, 2003; Diane Arbus, Aperture, New York, 1997 (2nd edition); Diane Arbus Magazine Work, Aperture, New York, 1984. These books are available from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Library.