Exhibition Spotlight

Betty Woodman: Conversations on the Shore, Works from the 1990s

David Kordansky Gallery, New York October 29 - December 17, 2022

Betty Woodman: Conversations on the Shore, Works from the 1990s was a major solo presentation—the first of the artist’s work in New York in six years—that brought together a group of ceramic sculptures from a critical and career-defining period in Woodman’s practice. Anchored by the installation Conversations on the Shore (1994)—which was last shown in the late 1990s as part of a touring solo exhibition which originated at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam—the works on view included a number of wall-mounted and free-standing sculptures, each engaged in a range of conversations about materials, history, function, architecture, sculpture and painting.

Here you'll find a round-up of press about the exhibition; videos documenting Woodman's work in the 1990s including studio and interview footage from the era; and our own "backstories," which share additional archival materials and images which shed light on specific works in the exhibition.

Please also visit David Kordansky Gallery's website to learn more about the exhibition.

Press and Publications

Pair: Francesca Woodman. "Self-Portrait at Thirteen," c. 1972, 6 3/4 x 6 11/16 in. (17.145 x 16.988 cm). Gelatin silver print © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London. / Julia Margaret Cameron. "Annie (My very first success in Photography)," 1864 © National Science & Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library.
Installation view, "Betty Woodman: Conversations on the Shore, Works from the 1990s," David Kordansky Gallery, New York, 2022. All images Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery. Photo: Phoebe d’Heurle.
Installation view, "Betty Woodman: Conversations on the Shore, Works from the 1990s," David Kordansky Gallery, New York, 2022. All images Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery. Photo: Phoebe d’Heurle.
L to R: Betty Woodman. "Balustrade Relief Vase 00-5," 2000. 81 x 67 x 8 in. Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, and paint / Detail: George Woodman. "Low Balustrade Screen (Garden Balustrade Screen)," 1981 / George Woodman. "Low Balustrade Screen (Garden Balustrade Screen)," 1981 42 x 151 ½ in. Each panel 42 x 30 in. Acrylic paint on canvas.
L to R: Betty Woodman. "Balustrade Relief Vase 00-5," 2000. 81 x 67 x 8 in. Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, and paint / Detail: George Woodman. "Low Balustrade Screen (Garden Balustrade Screen)," 1981 42 x 151 ½ in. Each panel 42 x 30 in. Acrylic paint on canvas.
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L to R: Images 1-2: Lubow, Arthur. “Francesca Woodman’s Crowning Achievement, and Mystery.” “The New York Times,” 2024. / Quote from “Francesca Woodman’s Crowning Achievement, and Mystery.” / Installation view of “Francesca Woodman,” Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2024. / “Untitled,” c. 1977-78, 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (14.605 x 14.605 cm). Gelatin silver print. / "Lightning” or “Lightning Legs,” 1976, 5 3/8 x 5 3/8 in. (13.653 x 13.653 cm). Gelatin silver print. All artworks by Francesca Woodman © Woodman Family Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Lubow, Arthur. “Francesca Woodman’s Crowning Achievement, and Mystery.” “The New York Times,” 2024.

Videos

Videos documenting Woodman's work in the 1990s including studio and interview footage from the era.

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Videos documenting Woodman's work in the 1990s including studio and interview footage from the era.

Chris Kraus on the work of Francesca Woodman: "Francesca Woodman: Alternate Stories," Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

In this video, Chris Kraus, the American critic and writer, talks through Francesca Woodman's artistic process.

Drew Sawyer on the work of Francesca Woodman: "Francesca Woodman: Alternate Stories," Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

In this video, Drew Sawyer, the Brooklyn Museum's Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator, discusses Woodman's historical references and artistic affinities among her and her peers.

Ann Gabhart on the work of Francesca Woodman: "Francesca Woodman: Alternate Stories," Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

In this video, Ann Gabhart, Woodman Family Foundation Board member, former Director of the Wellesley College Museum, and curator of Woodman’s first solo museum exhibition at Wellesley and Hunter Colleges in 1986, reflects on her early experiences with and impressions of Woodman’s work.

Francesca Woodman. "Untitled," MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, 1980. 5 5/8 x 5 5/8 in. Gelatin silver print.
Francesca Woodman. "Untitled," MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, 1980. 5 5/8 x 5 5/8 in. Gelatin silver print.
Isolde Brielmaier on the work of Francesca Woodman: "Francesca Woodman: Alternate Stories," Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

In this video, Isolde Brielmaier, Deputy Director of the New Museum and the Curator-at-Large at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, shares her thoughts on Woodman’s use of the body and the nude in her highly crafted photographs.

Francesca Woodman. "Untitled," MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, 1980. 5 5/8 x 5 5/8 in. Gelatin silver print.
Francesca Woodman. "Untitled," MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, 1980. 5 5/8 x 5 5/8 in. Gelatin silver print.
Kevin Moore on the work of Francesca Woodman: "Francesca Woodman: Alternate Stories," Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

In this video, Kevin Moore, a New York based curator and writer, on Woodman's Victorian aesthetic, identity exploration and the artist's role in her artistic narrative.

Elisabeth Sussman on the work of Francesca Woodman: "Francesca Woodman: Alternate Stories," Marian Goodman Gallery New York

In this video, Elisabeth Sussman, the Curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art, contextualizes Woodman's work within the framework of its era.

Sabina Mirri on the work of Francesca Woodman: "Francesca Woodman: Alternate Stories," Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

In this video, Sabina Mirri, Italian artist and close friend of Woodman, shares her memories and impressions of Woodman as a singular, compelling young woman and artist during her time in Rome.

Rosalind Krauss on the work of Francesca Woodman: "Francesca Woodman: Alternate Stories," Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

In this video, Rosalind Krauss, art critic and theorist and Columbia University professor, discusses her initial responses to Woodman’s photographs when co-curating the retrospective exhibition at Hunter and Wellesley Colleges in 1986. She advocates for the formal power and intelligence of Woodman’s work, then and still today.

Videos documenting Woodman's work in the 1990s including studio and interview footage from the era.

Video still from "Betty Woodman: Conversations on the Shore, Works from the 1990s." Produced by David Kordansky Gallery. Studio footage of Betty Woodman excerpted from "Betty Woodman: Thinking Out Loud" (1991), © Charles Woodman. Voiceover excerpted from an interview with John Perreault. Exhibition footage by Sean Hanley. Editing by Destefano DeLuise.
Video still from "Betty Woodman: Conversations on the Shore, Works from the 1990s." Produced by David Kordansky Gallery. Studio footage of Betty Woodman excerpted from "Betty Woodman: Thinking Out Loud" (1991), © Charles Woodman. Voiceover excerpted from an interview with John Perreault. Exhibition footage by Sean Hanley. Editing by Destefano DeLuise.

Videos documenting Woodman's work in the 1990s including studio and interview footage from the era.

Still from exhibition video for “Betty Woodman and George Woodman,” Charleston, East Sussex, UK, March 25–September 10, 2023. Exhibition video Charleston Trust. All video interviews Woodman Family Foundation Archives.
Still from exhibition video for “Betty Woodman and George Woodman,” Charleston, East Sussex, UK, March 25–September 10, 2023. Exhibition video Charleston Trust. All video interviews Woodman Family Foundation Archives. All artworks © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London.

Videos documenting Woodman's work in the 1990s including studio and interview footage from the era.

Videos documenting Woodman's work in the 1990s including studio and interview footage from the era.

Backstories

Additional images and materials from Woodman's archive, including press, which elaborate on works in the Kordansky exhibition as well as other exhibitions from the 1990s.

L to R: Images 1-2: Installation view, “Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In” at National Portrait Gallery, London, 2024 / Francesca Woodman. "Untitled," 1979, 7 3/8 x 9 1/2 in. (18.6 x 24 cm). Gelatin silver print. © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London / Julia Margaret Cameron. "The Dream," 1869, 305 x 240 mm. Albumen print. Wilson Center for Photography. / Images 5-6: Poster for “Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In” at National Portrait Gallery, London, 2024
Installation view, “Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In” at National Portrait Gallery, London, 2024
L to R: Pair: Francesca Woodman. “Angels,” c. 1977-78 / Julia Margaret Cameron. “The Angels at the Sepulchre,” 1869-70 | Francesca Woodman. “Angels,” c. 1977-78, 3 13/16 x 3 3/4 in. (9.685 x 9.525 cm). Gelatin silver print | Julia Margaret Cameron. “The Angels at the Sepulchre,” 1869-70, 353 x 256 mm. Albumen print. Victoria and Albert Museum | Julia Margaret Cameron. “Cupid & Psyche,” 1864-65, 270 x 230 mm. Albumen print. Victoria and Albert Museum | Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1977-78, 3 15/16 x 3 15/16 in. (10.003 x 10.003 cm). Gelatin silver print | Julia Margaret Cameron. “The Angel at the Tomb,” 1869, 344 x 252 mm. Albumen print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles | Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” from the “Angels” series, 1977. 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (8.255 x 8.255 cm). Gelatin silver print | Julia Margaret Cameron. “I Wait (Rachel Gurney),” 1872, 327 x 254 mm. Albumen print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles | A visitor to “Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: PortraIts to Dream In” looks at photographs by Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron depicting angels and cherubs at the National Portrait Gallery. Photo © David Parry | Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1977-78, 5 1/16 x 4 13/16 in. (12.86 x 12.225 cm). Gelatin silver print. All Francesca Woodman artworks © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London.
Pair: Francesca Woodman. “Angels,” c. 1977-78 © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London / Julia Margaret Cameron. “The Angels at the Sepulchre,” 1869-70
L to R: Pair: Julia Margaret Cameron. “Vivien and Merlin,” 1874 / Francesca Woodman. “Charlie the Model #9,” c. 1976-77 / Julia Margaret Cameron. “Vivien and Merlin,” 1874, 322 x 256 mm. Albumen print. National Portrait Gallery, London / Francesca Woodman. “Charlie the Model #9,” c. 1976-77, 5 1/4 x 5 1/8 in. (13.3 x 13 cm). Gelatin silver print / Julia Margaret Cameron. “Lady Elcho/A Dantesque Vision,” 1865, 273 x 225 mm. Albumen print. Victoria and Albert Museum / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1977-78, 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (8.255 x 8.255 cm). Gelatin silver print / Julia Margaret Cameron. “Daphne (Mary Pinnock),” 1866-68, 352 x 272 mm. Albumen print. Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” 1980, 4 3/8 x 3 15/16 in. (11.113 x 10.003 cm). Gelatin silver print / Julia Margaret Cameron. “May Prinsep,” 1868, 324 x 232 mm. Albumen print. The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Francesca Woodman. “Corner With Lily,” 1978, 8 7/16 x 8 3/8 in. (21.433 x 21.273 cm). Gelatin silver print/ Pair: Julia Margaret Cameron. “May Prinsep,” 1868 / Francesca Woodman. “Corner With Lily,” 1978. All Francesca Woodman artworks © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London.
Julia Margaret Cameron. “Vivien and Merlin,” 1874, 322 x 256 mm. Albumen print. National Portrait Gallery, London / Francesca Woodman. “Charlie the Model #9,” c. 1976-77, 5 1/4 x 5 1/8 in. (13.3 x 13 cm). Gelatin silver print. © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London.
L to R: Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” 1978, 4 11/16 x 4 11/16 in. (11.908 x 11.908 cm). Gelatin silver print / Julia Margaret Cameron. “Pomona,” September 1872, 363 x 264 mm. Albumen print. The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Francesca Woodman. "Untitled,” c. 1972-72, 6 1/16 x 5 13/16 in. (15.4 x 14.765 cm). Gelatin silver print / Julia Margaret Cameron. “Mary Hillier,” 1874, 372 x 282 mm. Albumen print. Victoria and Albert Museum / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” 1979, 3 13/16 x 3 13/16 in. (9.685 x 9.685 cm). Gelatin silver print / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” 1980, 3 1/8 x 5 in. (7.938 x 12.7 cm). Gelatin silver print with ink / Julia Margaret Cameron. “Mrs Herbert Fisher” (Mary Louisa Jackson), 1867, 344 x 265 mm. Albumen print. Wilson Centre for Photography / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” 1979, 5 7/8 x 5 15/16 in. (14.923 x 15.083 cm). Gelatin silver print / Julia Margaret Cameron. “[Alethea],” 1872, 325 x 238 mm. Albumen print. The J. Paul Getty Museum. All Francesca Woodman artworks © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London.
Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” 1978, 4 11/16 x 4 11/16 in. (11.908 x 11.908 cm). Gelatin silver print © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London.
L to R: Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1979-80, 5 7/8 x 5 13/16 in. (14.923 x 14.765 cm). Gelatin silver print / Julia Margaret Cameron. “The Astronomer (John Frederick William Herschel),” 1867, 349 x 265 mm. Albumen print. Rhode Island School of Design Museum (RISD) / Francesca Woodman. “Portrait of Dale Chisman,” 1980, 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in., 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in., 6 1/4 x 6 5/16 in. Gelatin silver prints / Detail from “Portrait of Dale Chisman,” 1980, 6 1/4 x 6 5/16 in. / Julia Margaret Cameron. “Henry Taylor / Author of ‘Philip Van Artevelde,’” 1864, 240 x 192 mm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1979-80, 5 15/16 x 5 15/16 in. (15.083 x 15.083 cm). Gelatin silver print / Julia Margaret Cameron. “Iago – study from an Italian,” 1867, 334 x 248 mm. Albumen print. Science Museum Group / Francesca Woodman. Detail from “Portrait of Paolo Missigoi, Owner of the Libreria Malador, Roma,” c. 1977-78, 4 3/16 x 4 1/8 in. Gelatin silver print / Julia Margaret Cameron. “Hardinge Hay Cameron,” 1864, 290 x 230 mm. Albumen print. Victoria and Albert Museum / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1979-80, 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (14.605 x 14.605 cm). Gelatin silver print. All Francesca Woodman artworks © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London.
Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1979-80, 5 7/8 x 5 13/16 in. (14.923 x 14.765 cm). Gelatin silver print. © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London.
L to R: Pair: Julia Margaret Cameron. “Julia Jackson,” 1867 / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” 1977 / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” 1977, 92 x 92 mm. Gelatin silver print. Courtesy Sabina Mirri / Julia Margaret Cameron. “Julia Jackson,” 1867, 344 x 263 mm. Albumen print. National Portrait Gallery, London / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1977-78, 5 3/8 x 5 7/16 in. (13.653 x 13.813 cm). Gelatin silver print / Julia Margaret Cameron. “My Favorite Picture of all My Works (Julia Jackson),” 1867, 292 x 243 mm. Albumen print. Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1977-78, 9 3/16 x 9 1/16 in. (23.338 x 23.02 cm). Gelatin silver print / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1976-77, 233 x 230 mm. Gelatin silver print. Tate / Julia Margaret Cameron. “[Annie Chinery Cameron],” 1869-70, 345 x 243 mm. Albumen print. Victoria and Albert Museum / Julia Margaret Cameron. “Zuleika,” 1871, 341 x 260 mm. Albumen print. Victoria and Albert Museum / Francesca Woodman. “Lucy With Goose” or “Leda and Swan,” 1978, 5 3/8 x 5 3/8 in. (13.653 x 13.653 cm). Gelatin silver print. All Francesca Woodman artworks © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London.
Pair: Julia Margaret Cameron. “Julia Jackson,” 1867 / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” 1977. Francesca Woodman artwork © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London.
L to R: Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1979-80, 6 3/16 x 9 in. (15.718 x 22.86 cm). Gelatin silver print / Julia Margaret Cameron. “Iolande and Floss,” c. 1864, 250 x 208 mm. Albumen print. Victoria and Albert Museum / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” 1979, 7 7/16 x 7 7/16 in. (18.893 x 18.893 cm). Gelatin silver print / Julia Margaret Cameron. “The Salutation,” 1864, 216 x 178 mm. Albumen print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1977-78, 7 1/2 x 7 3/16 in. (19.05 x 18.258 cm). Gelatin silver print / Julia Margaret Cameron. “The Double Star,” 1864, 253 x 200 mm. Albumen print. Victoria and Albert Museum / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1979-80, 3 15/16 x 9 1/2 in. (10.003 x 24.13 cm). Gelatin silver print / Pair: Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1979-80 / Julia Margaret Cameron. “The Sisters,” 1873 / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1979-80, 5 x 3 15/16 in. (12.7 x 10 cm). Gelatin silver print / Julia Margaret Cameron. “The Sisters,” 1873, 356 x 293 mm. Albumen print. Wilson Centre for Photography. All Francesca Woodman artworks © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London.
Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1979-80, 6 3/16 x 9 in. (15.718 x 22.86 cm). Gelatin silver print © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London.
Installation views of "Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In," National Portrait Gallery, London, 2024. Images courtesy and copyright National Portrait Gallery.
L to R: Pair: Julia Margaret Cameron. “Il Penseroso,” 1865, 252 x 202 mm. Albumen print. The Victoria and Albert Museum / Francesca Woodman. “Self-Portrait on That Same Day,” c. 1977, 5 5/16 x 5 1/4 in. Gelatin silver print. / Images 2-7: Installation views, “Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In,” Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain, 2024. Images courtesy Institut Valencià d'Art Modern. Photo: Miguel Lorenzo / Pair: Julia Margaret Cameron. “Marie Spartali,” 1870, 362 x 267 mm. Albumen silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum / Francesca Woodman. “Space²," from the “Space²“ series, 5 11/16 x 5 11/16 in. Gelatin silver print. All Francesca Woodman artworks © Woodman Family Foundation / VEGAP, Madrid.
Pair: Julia Margaret Cameron. “Il Penseroso,” 1865, 252 x 202 mm. Albumen print. The Victoria and Albert Museum / Francesca Woodman. “Self-Portrait on That Same Day,” c. 1977, 5 5/16 x 5 1/4 in. (13.50 x 13.34 cm). Gelatin silver print. © Woodman Family Foundation / VEGAP, Madrid.

Additional images and materials from Woodman's archive, including press, which elaborate on works in the Kordansky exhibition as well as other exhibitions from the 1990s.

L to R: All images by Francesca Woodman. “Untitled," Florence, Italy, c. 1976. 4 5/8 x 4 3/4 in. Gelatin silver print / “Untitled," Florence, Italy, c. 1976. 4 5/8 x 4 5/8 in. Gelatin silver print / “Untitled,” Florence, Italy, c. 1976. 5 3/16 x 5 3/16 in. Gelatin silver print / Images 4-7: “Untitled,” made at La Specola, Florence, Italy, c. 1971.
Francesca Woodman. “Untitled," Florence, Italy, c. 1976. 4 5/8 x 4 3/4 in. Gelatin silver print.
L to R: All artworks by Francesca Woodman. “Splatter Paint,” Rome, Italy, 1977-78. 4 5/8 x 4 5/8 in / “Untitled,” Italy, 1977-78. 4 5/8 x 4 5/8 in (Giuseppe Gallo with Francesca Woodman) / All gelatin silver prints / Giuseppe Gallo, Bruno Ceccobelli, Francesca Woodman, Angelo Segneri, and Gianni Dessi installing the exhibition “Cinque Giovani Artisti" at Galleria Ugo Ferranti, Rome, 1978, photo © Mimmo Capone / Ugo Ferranti Archive / 4-5: Invitation card for “Cinque Giovani Artisti" at Galleria Ugo Ferranti, Rome, 1978.
Francesca Woodman. “Splatter Paint,” Rome, Italy, 1977-78. 4 5/8 x 4 5/8 in.
L to R: All artworks by Francesca Woodman. 1-6: Select pages and cover from "Some Disordered Interior Geometries,” 1981. From original artist book, 24 pages + cover / “Angels,” Rome, Italy, 1977-78. 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. Gelatin silver print / “Untitled,” Rome, Italy, 1977-78. 4 9/16 x 4 11/16 in.
Francesca Woodman. Pages from "Some Disordered Interior Geometries,” 1981. From original artist book, 24 pages + cover.
L to R: Artworks by Francesca Woodman. “A waltz in three parts - 3,” Providence, Rhode Island, 1975-78. 5 7/16 x 5 7/16 in / “Untitled,” Providence, Rhode Island, 1975-78. 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in / “A waltz in three parts,” Providence, Rhode Island, 1975-78. 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in / “Untitled,” Providence, Rhode Island, 1975-78. 5 1/2 x 7 3/8 in / “Untitled,” Providence, Rhode Island, 1975-78. 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 in / “Untitled,” Providence, Rhode Island, 1975-78. 7 3/8 x 7 3/8 in.
Francesca Woodman. “A waltz in three parts - 3,” Providence, Rhode Island, 1975-78. 5 7/16 x 5 7/16 in. Gelatin silver print.

Additional images and materials from Woodman's archive, including press, which elaborate on works in the Kordansky exhibition as well as other exhibitions from the 1990s.

L to R: All artworks by Betty Woodman. “Balustrade Relief Vase #52,” 1992. 82 x 45 x 10 in / “Athens,” 1991. 35 1/2 x 69 x 10 in / “Seashore,” 1998. 26 x 59 x 9 in. All artworks glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer and paint. All images Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery. Photo: Phoebe d’Heurle.
Betty Woodman. “Balustrade Relief Vase #52,” 1992. 82 x 45 x 10 in. Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer and paint. Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery. Photo: Phoebe d’Heurle.
L to R: All artworks by Betty Woodman. Images 1, 3, 5: Installation view, "Betty Woodman," Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1996. Woodman Family Foundation Archives / Image 2: “Women at the Fountain,” 1992. 86 x 144 x 57 in. Collection of the Flemish Community, Belgium / Image 4: “Conversations on the Shore,” 1994. 84 x 160 x 41 in / Image 6: “Sala da Pranzo,” 1995. 25 1/4 x 32 x 10 in. All artworks glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, and paint / Image 7: Installation view, "Betty Woodman,” Musée d’Art Contemporain, Dunkerque, France, 1997. Images 4 & 6: Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery. Photo: Phoebe d’Heurle.
Installation view, "Betty Woodman," Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1996. Woodman Family Foundation Archives.
L to R: All artworks Betty Woodman. "House of the South," 1994-1996. 159 x 246 x 9 1/2 in. Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, and paint / Images 1-2: Installation view, "Betty Woodman," Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1996 / Images 3: Installation view, "Betty Woodman,” Musée d’Art Contemporain, Dunkerque, France, 1997 / Images 4-5: Installation view, “Betty Woodman,” Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal, 1997 / Image 6: Installation view, “The Art of Betty Woodman,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, 2006. Photo: Eli Ping / Image 7: Installation view, "Strange Clay: Ceramics in Contemporary Art," Hayward Gallery, London, England, 2022. Photo: Mark Blower. Courtesy of the Hayward Gallery. Images 1-6: Woodman Family Foundation Archives.
Installation view, "Betty Woodman," Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1996. Woodman Family Foundation Archives.
All artworks by Betty Woodman. “Kimono Vases ‘October’,” 1990. 30 3/4 x 43 x 9 1/2 in / “Still Life Vase #9,” 1990. 31 1/2 x 30 x 8 in / Images 3-5: “Double Vase Diptych,” 1996. 30 x 43 1/2 x 9 in / Images 6-8: “Two Women Vase Diptych,” 1996. 24 x 44 x 6 in / “Beccafumi Vase Triptych,” 1996. 33 1/2 x 74 1/2 x 10 1/2 in / “Balustrade Relief Vase 97-01,” 1997. 72 x 53 x 8 3/4 in. All artworks glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, and paint. Images 1, 2 & 10: Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery. Photo: Phoebe d’Heurle.
Betty Woodman. “Kimono Vases ‘October’,” 1990. 30 3/4 x 43 x 9 1/2 in. Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery. Photo: Phoebe d'Heurle.
L to R: All artworks by Betty Woodman. Installation view, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, New York, 1986 / “Persian Silk Pillow Pitcher,” 1982. 19 x 23 x 13 in. Collection of Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / “Pesce Spada,” 1989. 11 x 26 x 21 in / “Indonesian Napkin Holder,” 1984. 18 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 10 in. Collection of Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York / “Muscle Boys and Shadows,” 1984. 17 x 45 x 13 in / “Gentian,” 1986. 27 x 16 x 8 in / Installation view, “The Art of Betty Woodman,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, 2006. Photo: Eli Ping. All artworks glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, and paint. Image 2: Courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Betty Woodman. Installation view, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, New York, 1986.
L to R: All artworks by Betty Woodman. Images 1-2: “January Kimono Vases #2,” 1995. 28 1/2 x 45 x 9 3/4 in / “Untitled Diptych,” c. 1994. 28 1/2 x 51 x 8 1/2 in / “Seashore,” 1998. 25 3/4 x 57 x 8 1/2 in / “Green Nude,” 2007. 33 x 33 3/4 x 6 3/4 in / “After the Bath,” 2011. 35 x 37 x 7 in / Images 7-8: “Fair Welcome and Pleasure,” 2008. 33 x 78 1/4 x 7 1/2 in / Images 9-10: “Kabuki Diptych,” 2016. 35 x 67 x 8 in. All artworks glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, and paint. Images 1-4: Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery. Photo: Phoebe d’Heurle.
Betty Woodman. “January Kimono Vases #2,” 1995. 28 1/2 x 45 x 9 3/4 in. Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, and paint. Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery. Photo: Phoebe d'Heurle.
L to R: All artworks by Betty Woodman. “Balustrade Relief Vase 6-94,” 1994. 62 x 47 x 9 in / “Balustrade Relief Vase 97-01,” 1997. 72 x 53 x 8 3/4 in / “Balustrade Relief Vase 96-11,” 1996. 68 1/2 x 74 x 9 in / “Balustrade Relief Vase 96-2,” 1996. 68 x 73 x 10 in / “Balustrade Relief Vase 03-3,” 2003. 48 x 110 x 9 1/2 in / Installation view, "Betty Woodman,” Museo Marino Marini, Florence, Italy, 2015. Woodman Family Foundation Archives / “Of Botticelli,” 2013. 10 1/2 ft x 32 ft x 3/4 in / “Wallpaper 16,” 2017. 112 x 209 x 1 in / "Wallpaper 19,” 2017. 65 x 59 in / “Outside and In,” 2017. 75 1/2 x 120 x 10 1/2 in. Images 1-9: All artworks glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, and paint / Image 10: Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, paint, canvas, and wood. Images 1-4: Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery. Photo: Phoebe d’Heurle.
Betty Woodman. “Balustrade Relief Vase 6-94,” 1994. 62 x 47 x 9 in. Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, and paint. Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery. Photo: Phoebe d’Heurle.
L to R: Installation views, "Betty Woodman: Conversations on the Shore, Works from the 1990s," David Kordansky Gallery, New York, 2022. All images Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery. Photo: Phoebe d’Heurle.
Installation view, "Betty Woodman: Conversations on the Shore, Works from the 1990s," David Kordansky Gallery, New York, 2022. Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery. Photo: Phoebe d’Heurle.

Additional images and materials from Woodman's archive, including press, which elaborate on works in the Kordansky exhibition as well as other exhibitions from the 1990s.

Betty Woodman. "Night Window," 2016. 69 1/4 x 79 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, acrylic paint, canvas, and wood. Photo: Bruno Bruchi / George Woodman. "Canova Museum," 2010. 42 x 36 in. Oil paint on gelatin silver print. Photo: Eliza Little.
Betty Woodman. "Night Window," 2016. 69 1/4 x 79 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, acrylic paint, canvas, and wood. Photo: Bruno Bruchi / George Woodman. "Canova Museum," 2010. 42 x 36 in. Oil paint on gelatin silver print. Photo: Eliza Little.
L to R: Betty surveys pots fresh from the kiln in front of one of George’s tessellation paintings in the Woodmans’ living room in Antella, c. 1970s / Pair: George Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1970. 52 x 52 in. Acrylic paint on canvas. Photo: John Berens / Betty Woodman. “The Kitchen Table,” 2014. 63 x 60 x 12 1/2 in. Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, acrylic paint, canvas, and wood. Private collection / One of George’s paintings in the Woodman’s bedroom, c. 1970s / The Woodmans' farmhouse in Antella, c. 1990s. Betty's studio was located in what had been the house's wine cellar. An outdoor structure was added to give her more space to work / Betty installing a Balustrade Relief Vase in the workspace just outside of her wine cellar studio, 1996 / George on the threshold of his former studio, when it had been located next to the outdoor dining area, c. 1980s / The Woodmans continued to expand the wine cellar studio. In 2008, they renovated and expanded the space significantly, transforming it into new studio for George / George decorates the exterior wall of his new studio with his version of “sgraffito,” a technique of scratching into plaster walls, popularized in 15th and 16th Century Italy and significant in the Italian Renaissance, Antella, Italy, 2008 / George and Betty in George’s wine cellar studio, 2009 / Works in progress in Betty’s most recent Antella studio, which was built into the hillside below the house and above the olive groves, 2004. All archival images Woodman Family Foundation Archives.
Betty surveys pots fresh from the kiln in front of one of George’s tessellation paintings in the Woodmans’ living room in Antella, c. 1970s. Woodman Family Foundation Archives.
L to R: Installation view: Betty Woodman and George Woodman at Charleston 2023. © The Charleston Trust; photograph: James Bellorini / Betty Woodman. "His and Hers Vases: Looking Back," 2006. 29 1⁄2 x 45 x 13 1⁄2 in. Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, and paint. Photo: Jeff Elstone / George Woodman. "Blue Arm and Chinese Maiden," 2012. 24 x 19 1⁄2 in. Oil paint on gelatin silver print. Photo: Eliza Little / Pair: Betty Woodman. “His/Her Vase, Gauguin’s Nude,” 2005. 29 x 58 x 11 in. Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, and paint / George Woodman. “Classical De Stijl,” 2007. 16 x 20 in. Oil paint on gelatin silver print. Photo: Eliza Little / George Woodman. “Untitled,” 1987. 20 x 16 in. Gelatin silver print. Photo: Eliza Little / Betty Woodman. “Venus #12,” 2016. 34 1/4 x 16 x 5 1/2 in. Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, paint, and cement / George Woodman. “Euridice and Amor,” 1982. 63 x 51 in. Acrylic paint on canvas / Betty Woodman. “Green Nude,” 2007. 33 x 33 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, and paint / George Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1992. 41 1/4 x 33 1/2 in. Gelatin silver print.
Installation view: “Betty Woodman and George Woodman” at Charleston 2023. © The Charleston Trust; photograph: James Bellorini.
L to R: George Woodman. “Low Balustrade Screen (Garden Balustrade Screen),” 1981. 42 x 151 ½ in. Each panel 42 x 30 in. Acrylic paint on canvas. Photo: John Berens / Betty Woodman. "Balustrade Relief Vase 00-5,” 2000. 81 x 67 x 8 in. Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, and paint. Photo: Jeff Elstone / Installation view: "Betty Woodman and George Woodman" at Charleston 2023. © The Charleston Trust; photograph: James Bellorini / Betty Woodman. “Italian Window #11,” 1984. 54 x 33 x 9 in. Glazed earthenware / George Woodman. “Grey Portal,” 1978. 84 x 84 in. Acrylic paint on canvas / Betty Woodman. “Finestra con Persiane 2,” 2009. 97 1/4 x 84 x 15 3/4 in. Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, paint, and canvas / George Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1990s. 20 x 16 in. Gelatin silver print. Photo: Eliza Little / Betty Woodman. “The Door at the Beach,” 2008. 85 x 95 1/2 x 25 1/4 in. Earthenware, paint, terra sigilatta, and canvas / George Woodman. “Glimpse in my Studio Door,” 2012. 24 x 17 1/4 in. Oil paint on gelatin silver print.
George Woodman. “Low Balustrade Screen (Garden Balustrade Screen),” 1981. 42 x 151 ½ in. Each panel 42 x 30 in. Acrylic paint on canvas. Photo: John Berens.
L to R: Pair: George Woodman. “Piazza San Francesco di Paola,” 1965. 32 x 32 in. Oil paint on canvas. Photo: John Berens / Betty Woodman. “Aztec Vase and Carpet: April,” 2016. 38 1/2 x 58 x 43 in. Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, paint, and canvas. Photo: Jeff Elstone / Installation view: George Woodman. “Piazza San Francesco di Paola,” 1965 / Betty Woodman. “Aztec Vase and Carpet: April,” 2016 / Betty Woodman. “Wallpaper 19,” 2017 / Pair: Betty Woodman. “Wallpaper 19,” 2017. 65 x 59 in. Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, and acrylic paint / George Woodman. Paper Tile Installation, 1982. Dimensions variable / Installation view: Betty Woodman. “Aztec Vase and Carpet: April,” 2016 / Betty Woodman. “Wallpaper 19,” 2017 / George Woodman. Paper Tile Installation, 1982 / Betty Woodman. “My House,” 2014. 80 x 84 x 10 in. Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, acrylic paint, canvas, and wood / George Woodman. “Pitti, Medea, Roses,” c. 1988. 41 1/4 x 72 in. Gelatin silver print / Betty Woodman. “Santa Barbara,” 2005. Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, paint, and canvas / George Woodman. “Cosmati,” 1966. 60 x 60 in. Oil paint on canvas / Installation view: George Woodman, "The Rochester Carpet," 1984, Bevier Gallery, RIT, Rochester, New York. Woodman Family Foundation Archives / Betty Woodman. “Aztec Vase and Carpet #3,” 2012. 35 x 85 x 43 in. Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, acrylic paint, and canvas. All Charleston installation views: "Betty Woodman and George Woodman" at Charleston 2023. © The Charleston Trust; photograph: James Bellorini.
Pair: George Woodman. “Piazza San Francesco di Paola,” 1965. 32 x 32 in. Oil paint on canvas. Photo: John Berens / Betty Woodman. “Aztec Vase and Carpet: April,” 2016. 38 1/2 x 58 x 43 in. Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, paint, and canvas. Photo: Jeff Elstone.
Video interviews from the Woodman Family Foundation archives included in the exhibition video for “Betty Woodman and George Woodman,” Charleston, East Sussex, UK, March 25–September 10, 2023. Exhibition video Charleston Trust. All video interviews Woodman Family Foundation Archives. All artworks © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London.
Still from exhibition video for “Betty Woodman and George Woodman,” Charleston, East Sussex, UK, March 25–September 10, 2023. Exhibition video Charleston Trust. All video interviews Woodman Family Foundation Archives. All artworks © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London.

Additional images and materials from Woodman's archive, including press, which elaborate on works in the Kordansky exhibition as well as other exhibitions from the 1990s.

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Additional images and materials from Woodman's archive, including press, which elaborate on works in the Kordansky exhibition as well as other exhibitions from the 1990s.

L to R: "Untitled," c. 1975-78, 5 5/8 x 5 11/16 in. / Group: "Untitled," c. 1977-78, 8 x 7 3/4 in.; "Untitled," c. 1977-78, 8 x 7 3/8 in.; "Untitled," c. 1977-78, 8 x 7 3/8 in.; "Untitled," c. 1977-78, 8 x 7 3/8 in. / "Untitled," c. 1977-78, 8 x 7 3/4 in. / "Untitled," c. 1977-78, 8 x 7 3/8 in. / "Untitled," c. 1977-78, 8 x 7 5/16 in. / "Untitled," c. 1977-78, 8 x 7 3/8 in. / "Untitled," c. 1977-78, 8 x 7 3/8 in. All artworks by Francesca Woodman. All gelatin silver prints. © Woodman Family Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Francesca Woodman. "Untitled," c. 1975-78, 5 5/8 x 5 11/16 in. Gelatin silver print. © Woodman Family Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
L to R: Group: “Untitled,” c. 1979-80, 5 9/16 x 5 9/16 in. / “Untitled,” c. 1979-80, 5 11/16 x 5 11/16 in. / “Untitled,” c. 1979-80, 5 5/8 x 5 9/16 in. “Untitled,” c. 1979-80, 5 9/16 x 5 9/16 in. “Untitled,” c. 1979-80, 5 5/8 x 5 9/16 in. All artworks by Francesca Woodman. All gelatin silver prints. © Woodman Family Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Group: “Untitled,” c. 1979-80, 5 9/16 x 5 9/16 in. / “Untitled,” c. 1979-80, 5 11/16 x 5 11/16 in. / “Untitled,” c. 1979-80, 5 5/8 x 5 9/16 in. All works by Francesca Woodman. All gelatin silver prints. © Woodman Family Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
L to R: “Untitled,” c. 1977-78, 3 7/16 x 3 7/16 in. / “Untitled,” c. 1977-78, 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in. / “Untitled,” c. 1979-80, 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. / “Untitled,” c. 1979-80, 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. / “Still” or “Still Life in House,” 1976, 4 5/8 x 4 1/8 in. / “House #4,” from the “House” series, 1976, 5 3/8 x 5 3/8 in. / “Lightning” or “Lightning Legs,” 1976, 5 3/8 x 5 3/8 in. All artworks by Francesca Woodman. All gelatin silver prints. © Woodman Family Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1977-78, 3 7/16 x 3 7/16 in. Gelatin silver print. © Woodman Family Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
L to R: “Untitled,” c. 1977-78, 7 9/16 x 7 3/16 in. Gelatin silver print. / “Untitled,” c. 1977-78, 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 in. Gelatin silver print. / “Untitled,” from the “Caryatid” series, 1980, 76 7/8 x 36 3/8 in. Diazotype. / “Untitled,” c. 1977-78, 4 1/2 x 4 7/16 in. Gelatin silver print. / “Self-Deceit #5,” from the “Self-Deceit” series, 1978, 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in. Gelatin silver print. / “My House,” 1976, 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. Gelatin silver print. All artworks by Francesca Woodman. © Woodman Family Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1977-78, 7 9/16 x 7 3/16 in. Gelatin silver print. © Woodman Family Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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