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Francesca Woodman
UNTITLED, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, RELATING TO PORTRAIT OF A REPUTATION
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 62,500 USD
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Francesca Woodman
UNTITLED, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, RELATING TO PORTRAIT OF A REPUTATION
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 62,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Francesca Woodman
1958-1981
UNTITLED, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, RELATING TO PORTRAIT OF A REPUTATION
framed, a San Francisco Museum of Modern Art exhibition label on the reverse, 1975-76
3 7/8 by 3 7/8 in. (9.8 by 9.8 cm.)
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Provenance

Gift of the photographer to the present owner, 1970s, when students together at the Rhode Island School of Design

Exhibited

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Francesca Woodman, November 2011 - February 2012

Literature

Corey Keller, ed., Francesca Woodman (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2011), p. 40 (this print)

Catalogue Note

In the 1970s, artists' books and narrative sequences of images, such as those by Duane Michals, became popular. Francesca Woodman created six unique sequenced narrative books of photographs, among them Portrait of a Reputation.  The image offered here is a variant of the fourth image in that work, which Chris Townsend describes as 'a powerful allegory of the experience of being touched, as if being stained by that act' (Francesca Woodman, p. 236).

Photographs

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New York