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  • Provenance

    Villa Grisebach, 26 November 2009, lot 01328

  • Literature

    Phaidon, Francesca Woodman, p. 39
    Estep and Salvesen, Subjective Realities, pl. 112 there dated 1975-1976
    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Francesca Woodman, p. 37 and cat. 38

  • 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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150

Providence, Rhode Island

1975-1978
Gelatin silver print, printed 1999.
5 5/8 x 5 5/8 in. (14.3 x 14.3 cm)
Signed by the photographer's parents, George and Betty Woodman, in pencil, numbered 1/40 in an unidentified hand in pencil, 'PE/FW' and printer's stamps on the verso.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $8,125

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