Cindy Sherman - Under the Influence New York Friday, March 8, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

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

  • Literature

    C. Sherman, Cindy Sherman, New York, 1984, p. 66 (illustrated)
    A. Cruz, et. al., Cindy Sherman: Retrospective, New York, 2000, p. 112 (illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    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 #105

29 1/2 x 19 5/8 in. (75 x 50 cm)
Signed, numbered, and dated "Cindy Sherman A1/2 1982" on the reverse. This work is artist’s proof one from an edition of ten plustwo artist's proofs.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $52,500

Under the Influence

8 March 2013
New York