Francesca Woodman Untitled 1975–80

Artwork details

Artist
Francesca Woodman 1958–1981
Title
Untitled
Date 1975–80
Medium Photograph, gelatine silver print on paper on ink on paper
Dimensions Image: 143 x 144 mm
Collection
Acquisition ARTIST ROOMS
Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
Reference
AR00360
Not on display
ARTIST ROOMS

Online caption

The inscription above the photograph reads ‘Me and Benjamin in May’. Benjamin P Moore was Woodman’s boyfriend, to whom this photograph was given as a gift. Both appear cropped and obscured in the image. Woodman would often paste photographs on to paper and in journals as works in progress, surrounded by expressive notes. She had her first solo show with Addison Gallery, Andover in March 1976, cited in the text below the photograph, and the Gallery subsequently bought six of her photographs, when she was just eighteen years old. Her photographs are not conventional portraits, but explore issues of gender and self, looking at the representation of the body in relation to its surroundings.

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