LACMA PRESENTS FIRST MAJOR RETROSPECTIVE OF RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHER IN DECADES
Diane Arbus Revelations
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA, presents the groundbreaking exhibition "Diane Arbus Revelations" from Feb 29 through May 31, 2004.
The exhibition consists of nearly 200 of the artist’s most significant photographs-making it the most complete presentation of her work ever assembled. Prints are drawn from major public and private collections throughout the world and include many images that have never been exhibited publicly.
The artist’s working method and intellectual influences are revealed through the display of contact sheets, cameras, letters, notebooks, and other writings, as well as through books from Arbus’s personal library.
Arbus’s gift for rendering strange those things we consider most familiar continues to challenge our assumptions about the nature of everyday life and compels us to look at the world in a new way. By the same token, her ability to uncover the familiar within the exotic enlarges our understanding of ourselves.
Her devotion to the principles of the art she practiced-without deference to any extraneous social, political, or even personal agenda-has produced a body of work that is often shocking in its purity, in its bold commitment to the celebration of things as they are. And, her refusal to patronize the people she photographs is a tribute to the singularity of each and every one of us and constitutes a deep and abiding humanism.
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Added by LACMA Press on March 3, 2004