• Francesca Woodman

    Bernard Toale Gallery

    Part of the mythology surrounding Francesca Woodman (1958-81), who leapt from a Manhattan window to her death at the age of twenty-two, is that her photographs in some way presage her sensational suicide. Loosely chronological and thematic, the recent exhibition presented twenty-seven haunting black-and-white works selected from her estate's 550 extant images and produced posthumously by printer Igor Bakst. On view were the sensuous and surreal self-portraits executed in Colorado, Rhode Island, Rome, and New York, starting with a tiny, ghostly image that Woodman took of herself at around the

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