Francesca Woodman

Untitled, Providence, Rhode Island

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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.

  • title:
    Untitled, Providence, Rhode Island
  • accession number:
    AR00347
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  • materials:
    Gelatine silver print on paper on ink on paper
  • date created:
    1975-1980
  • measurements:
    10.90 x 10.90 cm (paper 25.30 x 20.20 cm) (framed: 45.80 x 40.20 x 2.00 cm)
  • 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
  • copyright:
    © Courtesy of George and Betty Woodman
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Francesca Woodman

Francesca Woodman