L'œuvre Burlesque Comedienne in her Dressing Room, Atlantic City, N.J. (Actrice de burlesque dans sa loge, Atlantic City, New Jersey) - Centre Pompidou

L'œuvre

Burlesque Comedienne in her Dressing Room, Atlantic City, N.J. (Actrice de burlesque dans sa loge, Atlantic City, New Jersey)

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Crédit photographique : © Philippe Migeat - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP
© Estate of Diane Arbus

À propos de l'œuvre

Diane Arbus (1923 - 1971)

Burlesque Comedienne in her Dressing Room, Atlantic City, N.J.

(Actrice de burlesque dans sa loge, Atlantic City, New Jersey)

(Actrice de burlesque dans sa loge, Atlantic City, New Jersey)

1963

Epreuve gélatino-argentique

50,6 x 40,7 cm

37 cm (hors marge)

(Tirée par Neil Selkirk)

Achat, 1979

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 1979-362

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Description for the presentation 2015-2016 in the National Museum of Modern Art

Criss-crossing the United States on the lookout for off-beat, deviant or marginal figures, Diane Arbus drew a familiar yet disturbing portrait of American society. Her subjects’ frontal pose and lack of reserve testify to the photographer’s sometimes compassionate desire to reach their private truth. In 1963, she frequented theatres, contests, festivals and more for a series she called “American Rites, Manners and Customs”. Her trademark is the square photograph, shot on a Rolleiflex 6 x 6, never retouched and white margins left visible.

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