Artforum, volume IX (9), number 1. May, 1971. Cover by Diane Arbus. Diane Arbus, Philip Leider, ed.
Artforum, volume IX (9), number 1. May, 1971. Cover by Diane Arbus
Artforum, volume IX (9), number 1. May, 1971. Cover by Diane Arbus
Artforum, volume IX (9), number 1. May, 1971. Cover by Diane Arbus
Artforum, volume IX (9), number 1. May, 1971. Cover by Diane Arbus
Artforum, volume IX (9), number 1. May, 1971. Cover by Diane Arbus

Artforum, volume IX (9), number 1. May, 1971. Cover by Diane Arbus

New York: Artforum, 1971. This issue of Artforum, with its five startling photographs and chilling cover by Diane Arbus, established her as a force to be reckoned with. "… [H]er singular, often shocking portraits emerged among the most iconic and modern images of the 1960s." She "famously wrote in 1971, 'A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know'" [Encyclopdia of Twentieth-Century Photography]. The plates are: [cover] "A patriotic boy with a straw hat, buttons and flag, waiting to march in a pro-war parade; NYC, 1967"; "This is Eddie Carmel, a Jewish giant with his parents in the living room of their home in the Bronx, N. Y. 1970"; "A Christmas tree in a living room in Levittown, Long Island, 1962"; "A young family in Brooklyn going for a Sunday outing. Their baby is named Dawn. Their son is retarded. 1966"; "Lauro Morales, a Mexican dwarf, in his hotel room in New York City, 1970"; "Identical twins, Cathleen and Colleen, members of a twins club in New Jersey. 1966." Profusely illustrated (part color). 94 pp. Paper covers. 26.9 x 26.6 cm. Other articles in the issue include Marcia Tucker on Joan Snyder; Phyllis Tuchman interviewing Robert Ryman; Robert Pincus-Witten on Chrisopher Wilmarth; John Elderfield on Constructivism; Selma G. Lanes on Maurice Sendak; Melvin Charney on architecture; and Joseph Masheck on the Panama Canal and other works of work. Light wear and a few scratches on cover and creases at lower left; a few pages near the center encountered moisture and some point and stuck slightly, with slight damage at the centerfold. The Arbus pages are not affected. Priced accordingly. Only one such copy. Item #69031.1

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