David Zwirner is pleased to announce its collaboration with Fraenkel Gallery in the representation of The Estate of Diane Arbus. Fraenkel Gallery s long and close association with the Arbus Estate will continue unchanged as it works together with David Zwirner on the presentation of Arbus s photographs in David Zwirner s New York, London, and Hong Kong locations. The New York Times first made the announcement.
Inaugurating the collaboration will be the first complete presentation of Diane Arbus s Untitled series, sixty-five images made at residences for the developmentally disabled between 1969 and 1971, the last years of the artist s life. These late works are a radical departure from the bold, confrontational images upon which the photographer s formidable reputation largely stands. They resonate with an emotional purity that sets them apart from all her other achievements. Though Arbus contemplated making a book on the subject, the majority of these images remained unknown until 1995, when Aperture published Diane Arbus: Untitled. The forthcoming exhibition at David Zwirner will include several images that have never before been seen. It opens to the public on November 2, 2018, at 537 West 20th Street, New York. ... Pictured: Stephen Frank, Diane Arbus During a Class at the Rhode Island School of Design, 1970. Stephen A. Frank. #DianeArbus #FraenkelGallery #DavidZwirner