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  • Provenance

    Thomas Ammann Fine Arts, Zurich
    Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, November 17, 2006, lot 388
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Helsinki, The Finnish National Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Louise Lawler, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, March 25 - May 9, 1993

  • Artist Biography

    Laurie Simmons

    American • 1949

    Laurie Simmons is an American photographer and filmmaker. Known for her curated domestic scenes using dolls and miniature objects, Simmons questions the truth behind photographic realism and the stereotypes of American culture. In her critically acclaimed series Walking Objects, Simmons offers commentary on how women are represented in popular media through a memorably surreal image. The artist emerged in the 1980s as a prominent member of the 'Pictures Generation' alongside Cindy Sherman and Louise Lawler. Today, Simmons' work is found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others.

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Walking Purse

signed, titled and dated "Walking Purse 1988 L. Simmons" on the reverse
gelatin silver print mounted to Plexiglas
83 7/8 x 48 in. (213 x 122 cm.)
Executed in 1989, this work is from an edition of 5.

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