Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Diane Arbus.

Diane Arbus, Anderson Hayes Cooper, NYC, 1967 via Akimbo

The first time I'd seen the work of photographer Diane Arbus was at an exhibition back in the early 90's at Jane Corkin gallery in Toronto. Although that was many years ago, and I was just a wee child, I remember being immediately struck by the ambiguity and power of her images. Although eccentric and often disturbing it's never gratuitous because she managed to capture simple truths in her art. I'm really looking forward to checking out A Printed Retrospective, 1960-1971, an exhibition at Mercer Union that focuses on all the images commissioned to Arbus by the Anglo-Saxon press. Love the image of kinda creepy baby (shown above), only to discover that it's Anderson Cooper.

image by Diane Arbus via here

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