Laurie Simmons - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, March 9, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Sperone Westwater, New York
    Private Collection
    Christie’s, New York, 9 May 2012, lot 440
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Sperone Westwater, Laurie Simmons, 27 February - 27 March 2005

  • Literature

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

signed 'Laurie Simmons' on a label affixed to the reverse
Cibachrome print
162.6 x 116.8 cm (64 x 45 7/8 in.)
Executed in 1989. This work is number 5 from an edition of 10.

£25,000 - 35,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 10 March 2017