Fur Media Blitz Commences


Patricia Bosworth follows-up on her Arbus biography with this article (not available online) in the August Vanity Fair. Photo of an in-character Kidman by Mary Ellen Mark. Expect young women with Rolleiflexes to be all over Coney Island next summer, following in Nicole’s footsteps…

It’s amusing how biopics of artists generally supplant all previous histories of who the artist was and what their work meant. Ed Harris Pollack, Jeffrey Wright Basquiat, Kate Winslet Murdoch, Gwyneth Plath. Yes, more people come in contact with the work through cinema than in a museum, gallery or book. I guess I’m one of those who wonders if that’s a good thing.

The Bosworth book is a decent read, if you’re interested in the source of what eventually became Fur. It’s one of the few books I’ve read recently that I haven’t sold back.

(Other mentions of Arbus on 2point8)

2 thoughts on “Fur Media Blitz Commences”

  1. I think there’s a photo by Mary Ellen Mark of the two actors who play Arbus’ parents. A friend ripped it out for me. I read it and threw it out, or I’d check.

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