Amy Arbus Research

Amy Arbus portraits of people in the streets of new york originally appeared in the village voice’s monthly fashion column ‘on the street’ the aim of the fashion feature was to document passers by who had dressed in particularly adventurous style.

Aswell as the highly famous, such as the clash and madonna, Abrus documented the influential style of graffiti artist, make up artists, musicians, shop owners, costume designers, actors and local artists, which altogether help to define the style at this time.





Homes, A (2006) On the street 1980-1990. New York: Welcome Books.


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