Francesca Woodman - Photographs New York Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Francesca Woodman, p. 94
    Phaidon, Francesca Woodman, p. 164 (variant)

  • 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, from Eel Series

1977-1978
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (21.6 x 21.6 cm)
Signed by George and Betty Woodman, numbered 16/40 in pencil and the PE/FW credit stamp on the verso.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $21,420

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Photographs

New York Auction 6 April 2022