Diane Arbus: Child With Toy Grenade in Central Park
Diane Arbus was born in New York City on March 14, 1923 and died by suicide on July 26, 1971. She was an American photographer who produced a substantial body of photographic work. She is noted for her portraits of people living on the fringes of society, including transvestites, dwarves, giants, prostitutes, and ordinary citizens in poses and settings that unmask the cracks in their public deameanor
The boy in the above photograph is Colin Wood, son of tennis player, Sidney Wood. The photograph sold for $408,000 in April 2005 at Christies Auction in New York.