Published in conjunction with the 1972 retrospective staged by MOMA, which attracted more than 7 million viewers. The 1967 photograph Identical Twins that illustrates the front cover as well as the dust-jacket, is tenth on the list of most expensive photographs.
First edition, first printing; 4to, (29 x 25 cm); 160 photographic plates including the contentious Two Girls in Identical Raincoats that was subsequently withdrawn, the fifteen pages of text are edited transcripts of recordings of classes given by Arbus the year prior to publication, together with some text of her own writing; publisher’s printed boards, photographic dust-jacket, light spotting to head of text-block, otherwise very good to near-fine.
Parr & Badger I p.258
Stock ID: 99622