Laurie Simmons - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York
    Private Collection (acquired from the above)
    Christie's, New York, November 15, 1995, lot 298
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Literature

    Laurie Simmons, interview by Sarah Charlesworth, New York, 1994, p. 25 (another example illustrated, dated as 1989)
    Denis Cosgrove, ed., Mappings, London, 1999, pp. 261-262 (another example illustrated)
    Nancy Grubb, ed., Laurie Simmons: Walking, Talking, Lying, New York, 2005, no. 59, p. 95 (another example illustrated)

  • 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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Bending Globe

signed and numbered "Laurie Simmons 2/5" on the reverse
Cibachrome print
48 x 84 in. (121.9 x 213.4 cm.)
Executed in 1991, this work is number 2 from an edition of 5.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $77,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 17 May 2017