Francesca Woodman

Untitled, Providence, Rhode Island

About this artwork

Woodman has inscribed in red ink below the photograph, ‘See you on Sunday bow wow love spot’. Given as a gift to her boyfriend, this may have been a private message between the two. Woodman would often paste photographs on to paper and in journals as works in progress, surrounded by expressive, personal notes. Her photographs explore issues of gender and self, looking at the representation of the body in relation to its surroundings. She usually puts herself in the frame, although these are not conventional self-portraits, since she is either partially hidden, or concealed by slow exposures that blur her moving figure into a surreal, ghostly presence. This underlying fragility is further emphasised by the small and intimate format of the photographs.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Untitled, Providence, Rhode Island
  • date created:
    1975 - 1976
  • materials:
    Gelatine silver print on paper on ink on paper
  • measurements:
    10.90 x 10.90 cm (paper 25.30 x 20.20 cm) (framed: 45.80 x 40.20 x 2.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
  • accession number:
    AR00347
  • gallery:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Francesca Woodman

Francesca Woodman