Amy Arbus: Self – Exposures

Amy Arbus: Self – Exposures


We are pleased to present Tub Pictures, a series of previously unknown, nude self-portraits from acclaimed photographer AMY ARBUS created during a 1992 master class with Richard Avedon. This riveting and important photographic document consists of eight black and white photographs of the artist in stark light without clothing, undefended as she confronts and considers the death of her mother, photographer Diane Arbus who committed suicide in a tub. Amy’s decision to share her investigation into love, legacy, vulnerability and photographic history are the result and this exhibition.

Arbus is a native New Yorker known for portraits and her fashion feature, On The Street, which ran in The Village Voice from 1980-1990. Her photographs are in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The New York Public Library, and The National Theater in Norway. Amy Arbus’ images have been published in her five books and in periodicals such as New York Magazine, People, Aperture and The New York Times Magazine. She has had 36 one-person exhibitions around the world and is represented by The Schoolhouse Gallery.

Amy Arbus
Self – Exposures
July 20 – August 8, 2018

The Schoolhouse Gallery
494 Commercial St Provincetown, MA 02657
www.galleryschoolhouse.com

'Tub #11' 22 x 32" ed. 3

‘Tub #11’ 22 x 32″ ed. 3 by Amy Arbus

'Tub #15' 22 x 32" ed. 3

‘Tub #15’ 22 x 32″ ed. 3 by Amy Arbus

'Tub #22' 22 x 32" ed. 3

‘Tub #22’ 22 x 32″ ed. 3 by Amy Arbus

'Tub #17' 22 x 32" ed. 3

‘Tub #17’ 22 x 32″ ed. 3 by Amy Arbus

'Tub #23' 22 x 32" ed. 3

‘Tub #23 22 x 32″ ed. 3 by Amy Arbus


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