Laurie Simmons - In and around the House

Photographs 1976-78

€ 35.00

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Laurie Simmons - In and around the House
Photographs 1976-78

Ed. Carolina Nitsch Editions, text(s) by Laurie Simmons, Carol Squiers


2003. 96 pp., 65 ills.


29.60 x 25.00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-1352-8

Along with Cindy Sherman and Louise Lawler, Laurie Simmons was one of the first artists to create self-composed picture scenarios of great atmospheric and psychological density starting in the mid-seventies. This book is the first to feature the American-born artist´s early works from the years between 1976 and 1978. The black-and-white photographs show fifties-style interiors furnished true to detail with dolls and doll´s furniture, miniature objects, postcards, books, pamphlets, and magazines, all merged into rich, emotionally laden atmospheric scenarios. These works place Laurie Simmons in the vanguard of a generation of artists whose exploration of the photography medium brought new impulses to contemporary art. With an essay by Carol Squiers, curator of the International Center of Photography in New York, and a text by Laurie Simmons herself, this book takes a fascinating look at the artist´s early work. The artist: Laurie Simmons, born in 1949, received numerous prizes and awards, among them a 1997 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Her work may be seen in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum, New York, the Metropolitan Museum, New York, the Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, among other places. She lives and works in New York with her husband, the painter Carroll Dunham.

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