Francesca Woodman - Photographs New York Monday, July 13, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, 2000

  • Literature

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Francesca Woodman, p. 206
    Townsend, Francesca Woodman, p. 97

  • 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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A Discerning Vision: Property from an Important Private Collection


Untitled, Providence, Rhode Island

Gelatin silver print, printed later by Igor Bakht.
5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (14 x 14 cm)
Signed by George and Betty Woodman, numbered 5/40 in pencil and PE/FW credit stamp on verso; printer's label affixed to the verso.

$7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $15,000

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New York Auction 13 July 2020