Diane Arbus' Identical Twins valued at $125,500

A print of Diane Arbus' Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey, 1967 is valued at $100,328-125,410 ahead of a sale at Westlicht Photographica Auction in Vienna, Austria on November 21.

The 1967 photograph shows Cathleen and Colleen Wade, whom Arbus had spotted at a Christmas party.

Twins Diane Arbus
Identical Twins is one of Arbus' most celebrated works

Their father, Bob Wade, commented in a 2005 interview with the Washington Post: "We thought it was the worst likeness of the twins we'd ever seen."

"I mean it resembles them, but we've always been baffled that she made them look ghostly. None of the other pictures we have of them looks anything like this."

Arbus' work regularly achieves major sums at auction, particularly for prints that she produced herself.

The present lot was printed by Neil Selkirk in 1973 and displays a signature from Arbus' daughter Doon on the reverse.

Last year a 1967 print of Identical Twins made $602,500 at Phillips New York.

A number of other works by Arbus appear in the sale, including The King and Queen of a Senior Citizens Dance (1970), which carries an estimate of $62,705-87,787.

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