DIANE ARBUS (1923-1971)
Self-Portrait, Pregnant, N.Y.C., 1945
gelatin silver print, printed later by Neil Selkirk
stamped 'A Diane Arbus photograph', signed, titled, dated, numbered '12/75' in ink by Doon Arbus, Administrator and Estate copyright credit reproduction limitation stamps (on the verso)
sheet: 10 x 8in. (25.4 x 20.3cm.)
framed: 22 3 ⁄ 4 x 18 3 ⁄ 4 x 1in. (57.785 x 47.625 x 2.54 cm.)
Presented in white maple frame with 8-ply museum overmat, behind plexiglas and wired for installation.
Diane Arbus Revelations, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/Random House, 2003, p. 15
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