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untitled (Bennett Cerf)
  • Diane Arbus
    born: New York, New York, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States ; active: United States
  • untitled (Bennett Cerf), 1964
  • contact sheet for "The Long Happy Life of Bennett Cerf," created for Esquire magazine, March, 1964
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 20.3 x 25.4 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 x 10 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 11 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0951

Twelve frames in three strips of negatives depiciting a male figure (identified as Bennett Cerf) seated on a flower-patterned couch, holding a pipe. A nonobjective painting hangs behind him. One frame, in the upper right corner, is blurred beyond distinction.