1. femaleartists:

Untitled (Marcella Matthaei), 1969, Diane Arbus (March 14, 1923 – July 26, 1971)
“In ‘Family Albums,’ a solo show at NYU’s Grey Art  Gallery, over 50 black-and-white photographs and 57 contact sheets are  on display.  Much of the exhibit focuses on images of the wealthy  Matthaei family. The photographs were commissioned by Gay and Konrad  Matthaei.  Konrad was an actor, socialite, and owner of the Alvin  Theater.  For two days, Arbus shot 322 images in the family’s Upper East  Side townhouse over Christmas.
The image which adorns the catalogue’s cover is a  haunting portrait of the youngest daughter, Marcella, who stares  wide-eyed into the camera. The images range from individual portraits,  posed group photos, and spontaneous shots taken during dinner or  relaxing in the idyllic, holiday setting. Aptly titled Family Albums,  the pictures take on the feel of sitting in on someone else’s life, a  voyeuristic look into a prominent New York family.”
“Arbus had famously said, ‘All families are creepy in a way,’”

    femaleartists:

    Untitled (Marcella Matthaei), 1969, Diane Arbus (March 14, 1923 – July 26, 1971)

    “In ‘Family Albums,’ a solo show at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, over 50 black-and-white photographs and 57 contact sheets are on display. Much of the exhibit focuses on images of the wealthy Matthaei family. The photographs were commissioned by Gay and Konrad Matthaei. Konrad was an actor, socialite, and owner of the Alvin Theater. For two days, Arbus shot 322 images in the family’s Upper East Side townhouse over Christmas.

    The image which adorns the catalogue’s cover is a haunting portrait of the youngest daughter, Marcella, who stares wide-eyed into the camera. The images range from individual portraits, posed group photos, and spontaneous shots taken during dinner or relaxing in the idyllic, holiday setting. Aptly titled Family Albums, the pictures take on the feel of sitting in on someone else’s life, a voyeuristic look into a prominent New York family.”

    “Arbus had famously said, ‘All families are creepy in a way,’”

Notes

  1. novi0116 reblogged this from fyeahwomenartists
  2. iopea reblogged this from paperspots
  3. lamourdemballement reblogged this from whiskeydynamite
  4. heartfullofsoul reblogged this from eternalandsilent
  5. eternalandsilent reblogged this from fyeahwomenartists
  6. followthatbunny reblogged this from paperspots
  7. wildasthewindblows reblogged this from paperspots
  8. intersouls reblogged this from fyeahwomenartists
  9. whiskeydynamite reblogged this from fyeahwomenartists
  10. jordanwester reblogged this from paperspots
  11. inneroptics reblogged this from outdatedandantiquated
  12. outdatedandantiquated reblogged this from fyeahwomenartists
  13. onomatopoeias reblogged this from fyeahwomenartists
  14. paperspots reblogged this from fyeahwomenartists and added:
    Untitled (Marcella Matthaei), 1969, Diane Arbus (March 14, 1923 – July 26, 1971)