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  • Provenance

    Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, 2005

  • Literature

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Francesca Woodman, p. 10
    Townsend, Francesca Woodman, p. 109 there dated 1977

  • Catalogue Essay

    “I finally managed to try to do away with myself, as neatly and concisely as possible."
    Francesca Woodman

  • 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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Providence, Rhode Island from Space2

Gelatin silver print.
4 5/8 x 4 3/4 in. (11.7 x 12.1 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.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $125,000

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