Untitled (Lucy)

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  • Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    D. Frankel, Cindy Sherman: The Complete Untitled Film Stills, New York, 2003, p. 5 (illustrated).
    G. Schor, Cindy Sherman: The Early Works 1975-1977 Catalogue Raisonné, Ostfildern, 2011, pp. 122-123, no. 16 (illustrated).
    E. Respini, Cindy Sherman, exh. cat., New York, 2012, p. 68 (illustrated)

  • Artist Bio

    Cindy Sherman

    American • 1954

    Seminal to the Pictures Generation as well as contemporary photography and performance art, Cindy Sherman is a powerhouse art practitioner.  Wily and beguiling, Sherman's signature mode of art making involves transforming herself into a litany of characters, historical and fictional, that cross the lines of gender and culture. She startled contemporary art when, in 1977, she published a series of untitled film stills.

    Through mise-en-scène​ and movie-like make-up and costume, Sherman treats each photograph as a portrait, though never one of herself. She embodies her characters even if only for the image itself. Presenting subversion through mimicry, against tableaus of mass media and image-based messages of pop culture, Sherman takes on both art history and the art world.

    Though a shape-shifter, Sherman has become an art world celebrity in her own right. The subject of solo retrospectives across the world, including a blockbuster showing at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and a frequent exhibitor at the Venice Biennale among other biennials, Sherman holds an inextricable place in contemporary art history.

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Untitled (Lucy)

1975/2001
gelatin silver print
image: 9 5/8 x 7 5/8 in. (24.4 x 19.4 cm)
sheet: 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm)

Signed and dated "Cindy Sherman 1975/2001" on the reverse.

Estimate
$7,000 - 9,000 

sold for $15,000

Under the Influence

8 March 2013
New York