Laurie Simmons - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Thursday, June 24, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Skarstedt Fine Art, New York
    Private Collection (acquired from the above)
    Sotheby's, London, July 1, 2014, lot 428
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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Tourism: St. Basil (2nd View)

signed, titled, numbered and dated "Tourism: St Basil (2nd view) 1/1 1984 Laurie Simmons" on a label affixed to the reverse of the backing board
Cibachrome print
60 x 40 in. (152.4 x 101.6 cm)
Executed in 1984, this work is number 1 from an edition of 1 plus 1 artist's proof.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $15,120

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Rebekah Bowling
Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session
New York

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 24 June 2021