i’m jealous of diane arbus


I usually write about contemporary artists, but today I’m jealous of an artist from a few decades back ~ rewind to the 1960’s if you will. These amazing portraits are by Diane Arbus, one of America’s most influential photographers. She was best known for capturing the images of somewhat strange people, or to be a little less politically correct… ‘freaks’. Her life story is quite interesting but a bit sad, and her completely made up life story in the movie Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus, is even more interesting and even more sad. If you  haven’t seen it, you should! It’s beautiful, very Alice in Wonderland.

comments (5)

  1. Lisa /// 10.13.2009 /// 3:26pm

    I absolutely love Diane Arbus. And this is just a sweet blog. Very inspirational.

  2. The Jealous Curator /// 10.13.2009 /// 5:15pm

    Me too! Have you seen Fur? … and thanks for the nice words about the blog ; )

  3. barbara /// 10.15.2009 /// 1:18pm

    Oh, Diane Arbus…. My favorite photographer! Who isn’t jealous of her??

  4. james /// 01.27.2010 /// 3:57am

    this is another one of the few I look up almost daily to see what is new.
    Always surprised and delighted…
    Keep it up ….Ever take a look at artist Dan Kennedy…I think he shows at Edward Day…Queen street in Toronto…if my memory is correct…
    Does some interesting stuff…check him out.

  5. The Jealous Curator /// 01.27.2010 /// 8:34am

    Thanks James… I’ll go do a little googling around for Dan’s work. Thx