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  • Provenance

    Victoria Miro, London

  • Literature

    C. Townsend & G. Woodman, Francesca Woodman, London: Phaidon, 2016, p. 124 (variant)

  • 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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On Being An Angel #1, Providence, Rhode Island

Gelatin silver print, printed later.
12.9 x 12.9 cm (5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in.)
Signed by George and Betty Woodman, numbered 19/40 in pencil and PE/FW credit stamp on the verso.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £13,750

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London Auction 1 November 2018