Diane Arbus works join the AGO Collection

5th Avenue Lady by Diane Arbus

Toronto. When I moved back home to Toronto in the late 1970s, I had an M4 and was very interested in photography. The main Etobicoke Library at Richview had a wonderful collection of coffee table sized photography books which I borrowed to learn about the masters of the art in the period from early to late 1900s.

One person was Diane Arbus of New York City. She had died in 1971, a few years before I discovered her intriguing photographs of the strange denizens of NYC. I recently read a blog from AGO and was  delighted to learn the Gallery had acquired 522 of the Arbus photographs from the estate of the late photographer.

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