Laurie Simmons - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, February 13, 2020 | Phillips

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    Laurie Simmons, 'Walking Pocket Watch (color)/ The Music of Regret', Lot 220

    20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, 14 February

  • Provenance

    Sperone Westwater, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Sperone Westwater, Laurie Simmons, 27 April - 30 June 2006 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Jane Elliot, Popular feminist fiction as American Allegory: Representing National Time, New York, 2008, front cover (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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Walking Pocket Watch (color)/ The Music of Regret

signed 'Laurie Simmons' on a label affixed to the reverse
Flex print
162.6 x 116.8 cm (64 x 45 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2006, this work is number 1 from an edition of 5.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £21,250

Contact Specialist

Tamila Kerimova
Specialist, Head of Day Sale, Director, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

44 20 7318 4065

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 14 February 2020