Francesca Woodman

Untitled

About this artwork

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.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Untitled
  • date created:
    About 1976
  • materials:
    Gelatine silver print on paper on ink on paper
  • measurements:
    14.30 x 14.40 cm (paper 17.10 x 17.20 cm and 32.00 x 23.20 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:
    AR00360
  • gallery:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Francesca Woodman

Francesca Woodman