Lot 166
  • 166

Francesca Woodman

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15,000 - 25,000 USD
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Description

  • Francesca Woodman
  • UNTITLED, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, RELATING TO THE SERIES, A WOMAN. A MIRROR. A WOMAN IS A MIRROR FOR A MAN
  • gelatin silver print
signed, addressed, extensively inscribed in pencil, and with a 13-cent postage stamp on the reverse, 1975-76

Provenance

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

Literature

For variants, see Francesca Woodman (Zurich, 1992), pp. 70-71; Francesca Woodman (Siena, 2009); p. 49, Francesca Woodman (SFMoMA, 2011), pp. 28-9; and Francesca Woodman (Cologne, 2014), pp. 20-21 and 175

Catalogue Note

Woodman sent this photograph by mail to a friend and classmate at the Rhode Island School of Design.  It reads on the reverse,

'Dear Cindy,  As you can see things are squirming.  I took this of me and Morris yesterday.  We miss you extremely.  I only wear your shoes and am very rabbit skinned.  I haven't been writing any letters.  It isn't right.  A week ago I bought a bottle of sherry and did that all alone.  Actually, it was nice.  I've been in darkroom 12 hours a day for last two weeks and I think I will? lost my train of thought.  Huwumph.  How would you like to have me for spring break April 2-12.  Need to dispose of me someplace nice.  Saw a truck full of wooden reindeer once.  Things are good for me.  Everyone wants to be my friend.  No, trust I am happy being alone again. XX And if I had a thread and needle / and if I could sew / I sew that girl to my coattails / and down the road I'd go. Francesca'

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