My daughter sent me a tweet alerting me to this blog post about An Emergency in Slow Motion: The Inner Life of Diane Arbus, by psychologist William Todd Schultz.
Arbus’ photos have always fascinated and repelled me at the same time. This looks like a good art read that raises some interesting questions:
- is an artist’s psyche open to investigation and interpretation by art critics?
- is it fair to delve into the patient/therapist privileged relationship?
- what of privacy isssues?
- is this celebrity hounding or legitimate scholarly inquiry?
I plan to read it and try to answer these for myself!