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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Publishes Francesca Woodman Exhibition Book

In her all-too-brief life, Francesca Woodman produced a remarkable collection of photographs focused on the human form, many of them featuring her own body. This volume contains many previously unpublished photos.

Francesca Woodman (1958-1981) was an artist decisively of her time, yet her photographs retain an undeniable immediacy. Thirty years after her death, they continue to inspire audiences with their dazzling ambiguities and their remarkably rich explorations of self-portraiture and the body in architectural space. This retrospective, the first in the United States in more than two decades, explores the complex body of work produced by the young artist until her suicide at age 22. Together with Woodman’s artist books and videos, the photographs on view form a portrait of an artist engaged with major concerns of her era — femininity and female subjectivity, the nature of photography — but devoted to a distinctive, deeply personal vision.

Edited by Corey Keller, text by Julia Bryan-Wilson and Jennifer Blessing

Hardcover; 224 pages

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