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  • Provenance

    From the Estate of the artist
    Pace MacGill Gallery, New York; to the present Private Collection, Connecticut

  • Exhibited

    Francesca Woodman, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, 5 November 2011- 20 February 2012 traveling to Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 16 March- 15 June 2012, another print exhibited

  • Literature

    Phaidon, Francesca Woodman, p. 174
    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Francesca Woodman, cat. 103

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2007, the prolific contemporary artist Maurizio Cattelan created Untitled, 2007, a life-size sculpture based on the Woodman photograph offered here. Since its initial showing at the Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria as a female figure dressed in a nightgown and hanging from a constructed doorway, Cattelan has completely re-imagined the work. After seeing the sculpture as it was being unpacked, Cattelan chose to display it differently from that point forward: the figure positioned facedown inside the shipping crate with arms restrained in shackles and completely removed from the context of the doorway. This new installation enhances the physical and emotional sense of confinement while also linking the theme of suicide prevalent throughout Cattelan’s work back to Woodman herself. While Woodman’s own work often engaged with classical art, it is clear that the dialogue she began continues.

  • Artist Biography

    Francesca Woodman

    American • 1958 - 1981

    During her brief 22 years, Francesca Woodman created an extraordinary body of work, exploring gender, selfhood and the body in relation to its surroundings. Woodman often experimented with a slow shutter speed, which slightly blurred and distorted her body as it moved throughout the exposure, creating a haunting, almost ghost-like effect. Her ethereal presence draws our attention to traditional depictions of the body, forms of portraiture and self-portraiture, illuminating the desire for self-preservation against the passing of time. 

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Untitled, Rome

Gelatin silver print.
5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (14.6 x 14.6 cm)
This print is one of 2 known lifetime prints of this image.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $170,500

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Vanessa Kramer Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs
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4 April 2012
New York