Weems has cited Arbus, along with David Hammons, as artists of paramount importance to her. To inaugurate Fraenkel Gallery’s recently announced representation of Weems, the artist was invited to curate an exhibition of Arbus’s photographs, the sole directive being to focus on works that speak powerfully and directly to her.
Diane Arbus (1923–1971) is one of the most original and influential photographers of the twentieth century.
Diane Arbus curated by Carrie Mae Weems
Exhibition Dates: June 3 – August 13, 2021
49 Geary Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108