The J. Paul Getty Museum

Xmas Tree in a Living Room in Levittown, Long Island

Object Details

Title:

Xmas Tree in a Living Room in Levittown, Long Island

Artists/Makers:

Diane Arbus (American, 1923 - 1971)

Neil Selkirk (American, born England, born 1947)

Culture:

American

Place:

Long Island, New York, United States (Place Created)

Date:

negative 1962–1963; print 1972–1975

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Object Number:

2000.4.3

Dimensions:

26.7 × 37.5 cm (10 1/2 × 14 3/4 in.)

Copyright:

© Estate of Diane Arbus LLC

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Object Description

View of a living room with a tall Christmas tree in the corner.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Strange Days: Photographs from the Sixties by Winogrand, Eggleston, and Arbus (July 1 to October 5, 2003)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), July 1 to October 5, 2003
In Focus: The Tree (February 8 to July 3, 2011)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 8 to July 3, 2011
Bibliography
Bibliography

Arbus, Doon, and Marvin Israel, eds. Diane Arbus (Millerton, N.Y.: Aperture, 1972), p. 49.

Time-Life. Documentary Photography (New York: Time-Life Books, 1972), p. 203, titled and dated: "Levittown, 1962.".

Tucker, Anne, ed. The Woman's Eye (New York: Knopf, 1973), p. 114.