Walking Camera (Jimmy the Camera)

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  • Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York

  • Literature

    Linker, Laurie Simmons: Walking, Talking, Lying, pl. 53

  • Catalogue Essay

    "The first one that I shot was the camera that I borrowed from the Museum of the Moving Image. I placed it on my friend Jimmy DeSana, who taught me about photography. It seemed so fitting to put the camera on top of him, put him in a pair of white tights, and photograph him as Jimmy the Camera."
    - Laurie Simmons

  • 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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PROPERTY FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF RITA KRAUSS, PALM BEACH

Walking Camera (Jimmy the Camera)

1987
Dye destruction print, flush-mounted.
63 1/4 x 45 1/4 in. (160.7 x 114.9 cm)
Signed, dated and numbered 1/10 in ink on the frame backing.

Estimate
$30,000 - 40,000 

sold for $37,500

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New York Auction 4 April 2016