Historic lecture by Diane Arbus  and screening of Who is Marvin Israel? 
Thursday, October 6th, 7:30pm
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, New York
Free and Open to the Public
Diane Arbus (1923–1971) is widely recognized as one of the most iconic artists of the twentieth century. On the fortieth anniversary of Arbus’ death, Aperture, the long-time publisher of Arbus’s seminal works, and present an exclusive and rare opportunity to hear directly from the artist.
The slide lecture by Diane Arbus is an original audio recording of a 1970 slide presentation by Diane Arbus in which she speaks about photography using her own work and other photographs, snapshots and clippings from her collection. Compiled and edited by Neil Selkirk, Doon Arbus and Adam Shott. It is the only extant recording of Arbus and one in which she eloquently discusses her work and her motivations.
Who is Marvin Israel?  is a short documentary on the life and work of the enigmatic Marvin Israel (1924-1984), artist, designer, art director, and teacher. Israel’s influence on Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, and Lee Friedlander, among others, is explored in the words of those who knew him. Directed by Neil Selkirk.
This presentation coincides with the highly anticipated release of Diane Arbus: A Chronology as well as the reissue of the universally acknowledged classic, Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph and Untitled: Diane Arbus, with image separations specially prepared for these new editions by Robert J. Hennessey using prints by Neil Selkirk. This event co-sponsored by the BFA Photography, MFA Photography, Video and Related Media and MPS Digital Photography Departments at the School of Visual Arts.
A reception will follow the screenings where books will be available for sale.