Laurie Simmons - New Now London Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galerie 20/21, Essen
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Deitch Projects, Kaleidoscope House, 11 November - 2 December 2000 (another example exhibited)
    London, Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood, Small Stories, 13 December 2014 - 6 September 2015 (another example exhibited)
    Washington D.C., National Building Museum, Cool and Collected: Recent Acquisitions, 8 March 2014 - 24 May 2015 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Pilar Vilades, 'Welcome to the Dollhouse', The New York Times Magazine, 8 October 2000, online (another example)
    Calvin Tomkins, 'A Doll's House', The New Yorker, 10 December 2012, online (another example)
    Oliver Wainwright, 'All mini cons: a peek inside the history of the doll's house', The Guardian, 14 December 2014, online (another example illustrated)
    Julia Fiore, 'Peek inside the Intricate Worlds of Art History's Most Spectacular Dollhouses', Artsy, 9 October 2018, online (another example illustrated)
    Kimberlie Birks, 'Elegant, radical, fun: Children's toys that even adult will cherish', CNN, 20 November 2018, online (another example illustrated)
    Kimberlie Birks, Design for Children: Play, Ride, Learn, Eat, Create, Sit, Sleep, London, 2018, p. 395 (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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Property from an Important Private European Collection


Kaleidoscope Dollhouse

abs plastic, acrylic and utensils
59.5 x 56.7 x 81.5 cm (23 3/8 x 22 3/8 x 32 1/8 in.)
Executed in 2000, this work is from an unknown edition size.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £2,500

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London Auction 12 December 2019