PROPERTY FROM THE ROYAL AND SUNALLIANCE COLLECTION
The present lot was one of a series of shots taken by Diane Arbus at the Pro-War Parade in New York on May 13, 1967. Arbus printed only three of the images from her original contact sheet - the Boy with a straw hat, Boy in a Revolutionary War uniform and Man in an Indian headress. Boy with a straw hat, perhaps the most chilling and powerful of the group, later appeared on the cover of Artforum's May 1971 issue and was also included in the portfolio, A Box of Ten Photographs.
Although unconfirmed, this print, inscribed 'for Peter', may have been a gift from Arbus to Peter Crookston, then editor of the London Sunday Times Magazine, whom she met on his visit to New York in the summer of 1967 and with whom she collaborated on a number of photo assignments.