Francesca Woodman - Photographs New York Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | Phillips
  • Exhibited

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

  • Literature

    Phaidon, Francesca Woodman, p. 158
    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Francesca Woodman, p. 98 and cat. 118

  • 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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Gelatin silver print, printed later.
4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (11.4 x 11.4 cm)
Signed by George and Betty Woodman in pencil, numbered 3/40 in an unidentified hand in pencil and 'PE/FW' credit stamp on the verso.

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $8,125

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3 April 2013
New York