Cindy Sherman - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Thursday, May 10, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2000

  • Exhibited

    New York, Metro Pictures, Cindy Sherman, November 11, 2000 - January 6, 2001 (another example exhibited)
    Greenwich, Bruce Museum, Cindy Sherman: Works from Friends of the Bruce Museum, January 29 - April 24, 2011, p. 38 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    New York, Museum of Modern Art, Cindy Sherman, February 26 - June 11, 2012, pl. 160, frontispiece and p. 209 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Brisbane, Queensland Art Gallery, Cindy Sherman, May 28 - October 3, 2016, p. 64 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Los Angeles, The Broad, Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life, June 11 - October 2, 2016, p. 113 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Silkeborg, Museum Jorn, Cindy Sherman, September 23 - December 10, 2017 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Wayne Koestenbaum, "Fall Gals", Artforum International, September 2000, vol. 39, no. 1, p. 150 (another example 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 #354

signed, numbered and dated "Cindy Sherman 2/6 2000" on the reverse of the backing board
chromogenic print
36 x 24 in. (91.4 x 61 cm.)
Executed in 2000, this work is number 2 from an edition of 6.

$30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $63,750

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 16 May 2018