Francesca Woodman - Photographs London Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    C. Townsend et al., Francesca Woodman, London: Phaidon, 2006, p. 223

  • 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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Property from a Private Collection, Switzerland


MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire

Gelatin silver print, printed later by Igor Bakht.
12.5 x 12.5 cm (4 7/8 x 4 7/8 in.)
Signed and inscribed 'For Igor' by George and Betty Woodman, PE/FW credit and 'Printed by Igor Bakht' stamps on the verso. One from an edition of 40.

£4,000 - 6,000 

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London Auction 25 May 2022