Ventriloquism , 1986


Vintage lithography

33.50 x 26.25 in

85.1 x 66.7 cm

Edition of 40

This work is signed and dated by the artist.

PRICE: $2,400

33.50 x 26.25 in

85.1 x 66.7 cm

Edition of 40

Unframed: $2,400
Framed: $2,825
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    About The Work

    Laurie Simmons' fascination with dolls grew from the power she saw in their stiff or limited expressions which lend a certain neutrality to the figures. Placing these hand-held props in various situations and settings Simmons was able to have complete control over scenes where viewers could project their own emotions. The ventriloquist, then, became a natural theme for the artist interested in puppeteering and stage setting. Simmons pursued ventriloquism with thorough research in the late 1980s and finally made a number of dolls herself, dressing them in various clothes for the installation Clothes Make the Man (1992). The sideways, wide-eyed grin of a dummy in pyjamas gives a humored expression of an alter-ego who knows full-well who his master is.

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