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Loser at a Diaper Derby, N.J. 1967

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Loser at a Diaper Derby, N.J. 1967

Artist: Diane Arbus (American, 1923 - 1971)
Date: 1967
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm.)
Image: 14 1/4 × 14 1/2 in. (36.2 × 36.8 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of the Fraenkel Gallery, 2019.48
Accession number: 2019.48
Classification: photograph
Copyright:The Wylie Agnecy
Label TextArbus is one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, and has been on the Art Center's collections list for some time. Her images, usually of people, frame the world as a surreal place where even the most mundane subjects can be made humorous or uncanny. This work presents a baby crying and seemingly rage-filled rather than angelic or innocent. This is the first work by Arbus to enter the collections. NEWS, Apr May Jun 2020
SignedDoon Arbus (verso u,r black ink)
MarksAll Rights Reserved. This image may not be reproduced in any way whatsoever without written permission from The Estate of Diane Arbus. (verso u,l stamp in black ink)
Copyright © 1972 The Estate of Diane Arbus (verso u,c stamp in black ink, 72 written in black ink)
A Diane Arbus photograph, title Loser at a Diaper Derby, N.J. 1967, printed by Neil Selkirk Doon Arbus (verso u,r stamp in black ink, Loser at Diaper Derby..., and Doon Arbus written in black ink)

Inscription22/75 (verso u,r black ink)
34 (verso u,r)
DAA.2218.Z (verso l,r graphite)
RMG#A9211.087-0 (verso l,c graphite)
Edition22/75
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