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Jane Evelyn Atwood

Auto-Portrait (Serpent)

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, New York

Jane Evelyn Atwood

Jane Evelyn Atwood

Auto-Portrait (Serpent)

Auto-Portrait (Serpent)

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, New York

Jane Evelyn Atwood

b. 1947

Auto-Portrait (Serpent)


gelatin silver print, signed, titled, initialed, dated, and copyrighted in pencil on the reverse, 1978, printed in 2020

image: 10 ½ by 7 ⅞ in. (26.7 by 20 cm.)

Please note the colors in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. This photograph is in generally excellent condition. The following are written in pencil in an unidentified hand on the reverse: 'P5033JEA'; 'I-51-37'; and 'Printed by Thomas Consani.'


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American born, Paris-based photographer Jane Evelyn Atwood engages with closed communities that are formed by trauma and adaptation. Through immersive long-term exploration, often spanning multiple countries, Atwood offers complex and intimate perspectives on the lives of those often excluded due to social or physical conditions.


"We selected this early self-portrait by Jane Evelyn Atwood to convey the power of this photographer and her work. As with many of the Gallery’s artists, Atwood broaches complex, layered and challenging subjects - prostitutes, blind children, incarcerated women - in a visually engaging and sensitive manner. The image of Atwood’s composed and sublime being, while her face and throat are wrapped by this often fear-invoking reptile, echoes the Greek symbol associated with healing and medicine. For this reason, the Gallery celebrated the artist this fall by presenting an oversized version of the image in one of our pop-up spaces on Madison Avenue. SHE IS RESILIENT." - Parker Stephenson


A New York based gallery, L. Parker Stephenson Photographs specializes in works from the US, Europe, Japan and West Africa with a particular interest in artists engaged in social, cultural, and environmental projects from the 1960s to the present day.