"The Instant Decorator (Pink and Green Bedroom/ Slumber Party, Really Crowded)" (2004)

"The Instant Decorator (Pink and Green Bedroom/ Slumber Party, Really Crowded)," 2004
Flex print, 48 x 62 1/2 inches.
© Laurie Simmons, courtesy the artist and Salon 94, New York.

"I realize how much more I’ve been influenced by older painting than I let on. There’s a formal compression of space, a juxtaposition of color (things that were in my mind that I never really accepted as influences, ways that I wanted my photographs to look), that I never really understood came so much from Matisse or Manet or even Picasso."

- Laurie Simmons