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  • Provenance

    Thomas Ammann Fine Arts, Zurich

  • 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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Walking Purse

1989
Gelatin silver print mounted with Plexiglas.
89 x 53 in. (226.1 x 134.6 cm).
Signed on the reverse. This work is from an edition of five.

Estimate
$18,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $96,000

Contemporary Art Part II

17 Nov 2006, 10am & 2pm
New York