For those readers who have followed my posts regarding photographer Francesca Woodman, who was a classmate of mine in art school, I have an interesting update. Shortly after viewing her retrospective at the Guggenheim and seeing the documentary about her in early June I wrote a letter to her parents relating my personal story about her from the spring of 1977.
In an example of what a class act her father is, George Woodman wrote back to me from Italy with a wonderful thank you for the letter and story. So much of what I have posted about my art school experience is based in memories from the '70s so it's a special treat to report on a development in my stories from the here and now.
I want to add a note of appreciation to the OS community related to this story and others. Had it not been for this forum and the inspiration of others' posts I don't believe I would have delved back into my archives to put together memoirs such as the ones I have been posting for over four years. Had it not been for the spirit of personal sharing on OS of so many stories I would have kept my tales to myself and only shared them with a few classmates with whom I communicate with on a frequent basis. So, I say to everyone on OS, keep the great stories coming...it's one of the great treasures of this place!
State-of-the-art priority stamps from Italy:
An excerpt of the letter:
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