Laurie Simmons, ‘Walking Purse’, 1988, Phillips
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Laurie Simmons

Walking Purse, 1988

Gelatin silver print, face-mounted to Plexiglas
84 × 48 in
213.4 × 121.9 cm
Edition 5/5 + 2AP
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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 Purse’, 1988, Phillips
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Image/Sheet: 213.4 x 121.9 cm (84 x 48 in.)
Frame: 226.1 x 134.6 cm (89 x 53 in.)

This work is number 5 from the sold-out edition of 5 + 2 AP. This image exists only in this size and edition.

Medium
Signature
Signed, titled and dated in pencil on the verso.
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 Purse, 1988

Gelatin silver print, face-mounted to Plexiglas
84 × 48 in
213.4 × 121.9 cm
Edition 5/5 + 2AP
.
Bidding closed
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