A Box of Ten Photographs was in production before the death of Diane Arbus in 1971. According to the Estate's records, six portfolios in the edition of fifty were printed and signed by the artist. The remaining portfolios in the edition of fifty were printed by Neil Selkirk. All of the images in this portfolio were shown at her widely attended retrospective exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 1972 - January 1973.
The images include: Identical twins, Catheleen (l.) and Colleen, members of a twin club in New Jersey, 1966; This is Eddie Carmel, a jewish giant, with his parents in the living room of their home in the Bronx, N.Y., 1970; Patriotic boy with straw hat, buttons and flag, waiting to march in a pro-war parade, NYC, 1966; Retired man and his wife at home in a nudist camp one morning in N.J., 1963. On the television set are framed photographs of eachother.; Xmas tree in living room in Levittown, N.Y., 1962; A young man in curlers dressing for an annual drag ball, N.Y.C., 1966; A Family on the lawn one Sunday in Westchester in June, 1968; A young family in Brooklyn going for a Sunday Outing. Their baby is named Dawn. Their son is retarded. N.Y.C., 1966; Their numbers were pulled out of a hat. They were just chosen King and Queen of a Senior Citizens dance in N.Y.C. Yetta Granat is 72 and Charles Fahrer is 70. They have never met before, 1970; and Laura Morales, a mexican dwarf in his hotel room in N.Y.C., 1970.
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