Thursday, May 24, 2012

francesca woodman - guggenheim retrospective

all photographs by francesca woodman.

it's hard to believe she killed herself at the age of 22.

the guggenheim, in conjunction with the san francisco museum of modern art, is staging the most comprehensive exhibition of woodman's work since her death in 1981, including over 120 photographs (some of which have never been seen before), artist books & recently discovered short films.

george & betty woodman are choosy about sites for their daughter's work, & they have been holding out for years for the ideal place to burnish her legacy. when a curator from the palazzo delle esposizioni in rome contacted them a dozen years ago & asked to borrow her prints to mount a show they refused. "we take very good care of work - we had several el grecos her last year," the curator said. mr. woodman replied, "well, el greco didn't have his father looking out for him."

if you are in new york, see this show before it ends on june 13th.  i wish i could. 

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