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DIANE ARBUS: early & unseen works shown in the Met Breuer exhibition, 2016

early unseen diane arbus photographs arrive at the met

by Emily Manning, for I-D, July 12, 2016  *

Diane Arbus’ work drew her to Coney Island side shows, Times Square movie theaters, and smoky Lower East Side pool halls. But the enigmatic artist’s newest show opens today in the neighborhood she was born and raised in: the Upper East Side. For its inaugural season, the Met Breuer (the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new 75th and Madison outpost, and formerly the Whitney’s uptown digs) has created a landmark exhibition highlighting Arbus’ never-before-seen early work. Titled diane arbus: in the beginning, the show features photographs taken between 1956 and 1962 — the critical years in which Arbus developed her idiosyncratic approach to capturing New York City street scenes and their wildly eclectic cast of characters. Continue reading DIANE ARBUS: early & unseen works shown in the Met Breuer exhibition, 2016