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. 122

  • 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


It must be time for lunch now, New York

Gelatin silver print, printed later by Igor Bakht.
4 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (10.8 x 10.8 cm)
Signed by George and Betty Woodman, numbered 13/40, annotated in pencil and PE/FW credit stamp on the verso.

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $16,875

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New York Auction 13 July 2020