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  • Provenance

    October Portfolio One, New York (publisher)

  • Literature

    D. Agronson, ed., Photography Transformed: the Metropolitan Bank & Trust Collection, New York, 2002, p. 252 (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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Gelatin silver print.
7 1/4 x 10 in. (18.4 x 25.4 cm) image; 14 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (36.8 x 47 cm) paper.
Signed, numbered of 30 and dated “Cindy Sherman 1978/93” on the reverse. This work was executed in 1978 and printed in 1993.

$18,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $21,600

Contemporary Art Part II

18 May 2007
10am & 2pm New York