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Laurie Simmons

Walking Cake (color), 1989

Cibachrome print
11 × 7 1/2 in
27.9 × 19.1 cm
Edition 70/100
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Laurie Simmons’s staged photographs offer sharp critiques of the stereotypically oppressive, …

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Laurie Simmons’s staged photographs offer sharp critiques of the stereotypically oppressive, gendered role of women in American society. Walking Cake (color) is part of the series “Food, Shelter, Clothing” in which female figures take on the surrealistic forms of traditional domestic accoutrements. Simmons has …

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Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York
Laurie Simmons
American, b. 1949
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Laurie Simmons’ engagement with non-human subjects ranges from her earlier works, in which she photographed miniature scenes of post-war domestic splendor, to her more recent use of life-size sex dolls that appear to be engaged in surprisingly believable activities. Endowing dolls, puppets, and ventriloquist dummies with a very human sense of longing and loneliness, Simmons creates psychologically astute critiques of women’s roles in their myriad incarnations from housewife to sex object. For the series “The Love Doll: Days 1-30” (2009-2011), Simmons transformed her home into a dollhouse and shot a series of photographs documenting the process of becoming acquainted with her custom-made Japanese “love doll”, with the doll appearing to feel increasingly at ease in her surroundings as the days passed.

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About the work
Independent Curators International (ICI) Benefit Auction

Laurie Simmons’s staged photographs offer sharp critiques of the stereotypically oppressive, …

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Laurie Simmons’s staged photographs offer sharp critiques of the stereotypically oppressive, gendered role of women in American society. Walking Cake (color) is part of the series “Food, Shelter, Clothing” in which female figures take on the surrealistic forms of traditional domestic accoutrements. Simmons has …

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Image rights
Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York
Laurie Simmons
American, b. 1949
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Laurie Simmons’ engagement with non-human subjects ranges from her earlier works, in which she photographed miniature scenes of post-war domestic splendor, to her more recent use of life-size sex dolls that appear to be engaged in surprisingly believable activities. Endowing dolls, puppets, and ventriloquist dummies with a very human sense of longing and loneliness, Simmons creates psychologically astute critiques of women’s roles in their myriad incarnations from housewife to sex object. For the series “The Love Doll: Days 1-30” (2009-2011), Simmons transformed her home into a dollhouse and shot a series of photographs documenting the process of becoming acquainted with her custom-made Japanese “love doll”, with the doll appearing to feel increasingly at ease in her surroundings as the days passed.

Laurie Simmons

Walking Cake (color), 1989

Cibachrome print
11 × 7 1/2 in
27.9 × 19.1 cm
Edition 70/100
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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