Lot 167
  • 167

Francesca Woodman

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30,000 - 50,000 USD
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Description

  • Francesca Woodman
  • UNTITLED, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, RELATING TO PORTRAIT OF A REPUTATION
  • gelatin silver print
1975-76

Provenance

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

Literature

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

Gabriele Schor and Elizabeth Bronfen, eds., Francesca Woodman: Works from Sammlung Verbund (Cologne, 2014), p. 292

Catalogue Note

In the 1970s, artists' books and narrative sequences of images, exemplified by those of such artists as 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).
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