PHOTO FINISH

Francesca Woodman on display

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Ave. (at 89th St.)
New York, NY 10128

Category: Movie Theaters

Region: East 80s

Five years into a career, most artists are lucky if they are doing anything more than slinging coffee. But the photographer Francesca Woodman left behind a prolific body of work from just a five-year career when she committed suicide in 1981 at the age of 22. Her small, five-by-five-inch prints often featured Woodman herself or other female bodies, and her legacy as a feminist photographer has been cemented over the decades since her death. Now, for the first time in 25 years, her heavily guarded work (her parents, also artists, decide where to loan Woodman’s photos) is on view in a comprehensive exhibition, featuring 120 photos, books, and short videos.
Mondays-Sundays. Starts: March 22. Continues through June 13, 2012
 
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