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  • Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York
    Private Collection, Los Angeles
    Private Collection, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Sperone Westwater, Laurie Simmons, February - March 2005 (another example exhibition)

  • Literature

    John Dorsey, “Photographer gets dummies to say the smartest things”, The Baltimore Sun, May 25, 1997 (another example illustrated)
    Frank Ahrens, “Laurie Simmons Toys with Reality”, The Washington Post, July 20, 1997 (another example illustrated)
    Laurie Simmons and Karen Rosenberg, “This is No Cakewalk”, New York Magazine, November 21, 2005, pp. 82-83 (another example illustrated)

  • Artist Bio

    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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Walking Cake II (Color)

signed "Laurie Simmons" on a label affixed to the reverse
Cibachrome print, flush-mounted
64 x 46 in. (162.6 x 116.8 cm.)
Executed in 1989, this work is number 5 from an edition of 10.

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The Sky in a Room

New York Selling Exhibition 14 July – 11 August 2017