Collection Artwork
In a black and white photograph, an elderly woman wearing a sheer dressing gown faces us, sitting on a bed with a handbag and pile of clothing by her side.
In a black and white photograph, an elderly woman wearing a sheer dressing gown faces us, sitting on a bed with a handbag and pile of clothing by her side.
In a black and white photograph, an elderly woman wearing a sheer dressing gown faces us, sitting on a bed with a handbag and pile of clothing by her side.
In a black and white photograph, an elderly woman wearing a sheer dressing gown faces us, sitting on a bed with a handbag and pile of clothing by her side.
Diane Arbus (New York, New York, 1923 – 1971, New York, New York)
Woman in her negligee, N.Y.C. 1966
1966, printed later
gelatin silver print on Agfa paper
Neil Selkirk (born London, England, 1947)
paper size: 19 7/8 x 16 in.
image size: 15 x 15 in.
Gift of Alan Mark and Jeffrey Fraenkel
photographed in New York, New York, United States, North America
2015.40.18
22/75
Stamped in black ink, verso, upper left: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED / This image may not be reproduced in any / way whatsoever without written permission / from The Estate of Diane Arbus.
Stamped in black ink, verso, upper center: Copyright © 19__ [“72” handwritten in black ink above underline] / The Estate of Diane Arbus
Stamped in black ink, verso, upper right: A Diane Arbus photograph / title [two horizontal dotted lines] / print by Neil Selkirk [two horizontal dotted lines]
Inscribed in black ink, verso, upper right, over lines on stamp: WOMAN IN HER NEGLIGEES, / N.Y.C. 1966
Signed in black ink, verso, upper right, below stamp: Doon Arbus
Inscribed in black ink, verso, upper right, above stamp: 22/75
Inscribed in pencil, verso, lower center: RMG#A9012.152-0
Inscribed in pencil, verso, lower right: DAA.2388.Z

Object Label

Diane Arbus’s portrait offers an intimate glimpse into the personal life of the anonymous sitter in the privacy of her bedroom.

From the exhibition: Where Words Falter: Art and Empathy (July 9 – December 18, 2022)

Ongoing Research

Research on our collection is ongoing. If you have resources you’d like to share, please contact Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.
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