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  • Literature

    Phaidon, Francesca Woodman, pp. 159 & 177

  • 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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It Must be Time for Lunch Now, 1979; and Rome from Angel

1977-1978
Two gelatin silver prints, printed 1997.
(i) 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (10.8 x 10.8 cm) (ii) 5 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (14 x 13.7 cm).
Each annotated 'Betty and George Woodman,' Executors, numbered 14/40, 5/40 respectively in pencil and Estate PE/FW credit stamp on the verso.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $6,250

PHOTOGRAPHS

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