Francesca Woodman

Untitled

About this artwork

The subject of this portrait was Woodman’s boyfriend, Benjamin P Moore, who once owned the photographs in the ARTIST ROOMS Collection. Woodman met Moore while a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, and he now has an established reputation as a glass designer in America. He can also be seen, alongside Woodman, in the photograph 'Italy, May 1977 – August 1978'. Woodman’s photographs explore issues of gender and self, looking at the representation of the body in relation to its surroundings. These are not conventional portraits, as her sitters appear partially hidden or concealed by slow exposures that blur them into a surreal, ghostly presence. This underlying fragility is emphasised by the small and intimate format of the photographs.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Untitled
  • date created:
    1975 - 1980
  • materials:
    Gelatin silver print on paper
  • measurements:
    15.20 x 15.20 cm (paper 25.20 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:
    AR00363
  • gallery:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms
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Francesca Woodman

Francesca Woodman