Francesca Woodman - Photographs New York Thursday, October 7, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Exhibited

    Francesca Woodman, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 5 November 2011 - 20 February 2012; Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York, 16 March - 13 June 2012.

  • Literature

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Francesca Woodman, p. 35

  • 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 (self-portrait with shadow and plant)

Gelatin silver print.
6 3/8 x 6 3/8 in. (16.2 x 16.2 cm)

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $56,700

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New York Auction 7 October 2021