Untitled (Self-Portrait with Sun Tan)

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  • Provenance

    Serpentine Gallery, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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 (Self-Portrait with Sun Tan)

signed, numbered and dated "Cindy Sherman 244/350 2003" on the reverse
chromogenic print
30 x 19 7/8 in. (76.2 x 50.5 cm.)
Conceived on the occasion of the Cindy Sherman exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery, London in 2003, this work is number 244 from an edition of 350.

Estimate
$2,000 - 3,000 

sold for $10,000

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New York Auction 28 February 2018