Laurie Simmons - New Now London Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Salon 94, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; Tuscaloosa, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, Two Boys and the Love Doll, 1 May 2015 - 26 February 2016 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Laurie Simmons: The Love Doll, exh. cat., Wilkinson Gallery, London, 2011, n.p. (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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The Love Doll/Day 22 (20 Pounds of Jewelry)

signed 'Laurie Simmons' on a label affixed to the reverse
Fuji matte print
177.8 x 119.4 cm (70 x 47 in.)
Executed in 2010, this work is number 2 from an edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £12,500

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London Auction 15 July 2020