Francesca Woodman - Photographs London Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Victoria Miro, London

  • Literature

    C. Keller et al., Francesca Woodman, San Francisco: SFMOMA, 2012, p. 10
    C. Townsend & G. Woodman, Francesca Woodman, London: Phaidon, 2016, p. 109

  • 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, printed later.
16.7 x 16.7 cm (6 5/8 x 6 5/8 in.)
Signed by George and Betty Woodman, numbered 22/40 in pencil and PE/FW credit stamp on the verso.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £21,250

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London Auction 1 November 2018