• The Story Behind Francesca Woodman's 1970s Nude Self-Portraits With Eels

    5 days ago - By AnOther

    In 1978 on a hot sunny day, a 19-year-old Francesca Woodman browsed the market stalls in Rome's Piazza Vittorio; it was here she decided to buy a bunch of live eels. With help from her roommate Sloan Rankin she carried the writhing bodies back across the ancient city to their apartment on Via dei Coronari. The two were enrolled as students at the Rhode Island School of Design's European Honors programme, and would often spend their time roaming along the banks of the Tiber...
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