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  • Provenance

    Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, 1990

  • Catalogue Essay

    "The images convey an underlying sense of human fragility." Finding Francesca, Tate's Artist Rooms

  • Artist Bio

    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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13

Untitled, Providence, Rhode Island

1976-1977
Gelatin silver print.
5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. (13 x 13 cm)
A lifetime print by the artist, signed by George Woodman, Executor, in pencil and 'Printed by Francesca Woodman, Estate of Francesca Woodman' stamp on the verso.

Estimate
$25,000 - 35,000 

sold for $40,000

Contact Specialist
Caroline Deck
Head of Sale, Senior Specialist

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairman, Americas

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A Constant Pursuit: Photographs from the Collection of Ed Cohen & Victoria Shaw

New York Auction 4 October 2018