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  • Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York; Lambert Art Collection, Geneva

  • Exhibited

    Hamburg Deichtorhallen; Malmö Konsthall and the Kunstmuseum Lucerne, May 25, 1995 - February 11, 1996, Cindy Sherman: Photographic Works 1975-1995, n.p., no. 28 (another example exhibited; illustrated); Luxembourg, Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art Casino Luxembourg, Veronica’s Revenge, March 6 - April 25, 1999; Ponteverda, Congrescos e Exposicions de Ponteverda, Veronica’s Revenge, October 4 - November 27, 1999; Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, Veronica’s Revenge, November 16, 2000 - March 4, 2001; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art; Prague, Galerie Rudolfinum; London, Barbican Art Gallery; capc, Musée d’art Contemporain de Bordeaux; Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney and Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Cindy Sherman Retrospective, February 1998 - January 2000, p. 73, no. 32 (another example exhibited; illustrated)

  • Literature

    P. Schjeldahl & I.M. Danoff, Cindy Sherman, New York 1984, n.p., no. 31
    (illustrated); N. Fuku, “A Woman of Parts,” Art in America, May 29, 1987, p. 74 (illustrated); A.C. Danto, Untitled Film Stills: Cindy Sherman, Munich 1990, n.p. no. 35 (illustrated); R. Kraus, Cindy Sherman 1975 - 1993, New York 1993, pp. 58 - 59 (illustrated); Z. Felix & M. Schwander, Cindy Sherman: Photographic Work 1975 - 1995; Munich 1995, n.p., no. 28 (illustrated); A. Cruz, E. Smith & A. Jones, eds., Cindy Sherman Retrospective, Chicago 1997, p. 73, no. 32 (illustrated); D. Frankel, Cindy Sherman: The Complete Untitled Film Stills,
    New York 2003, p. 137 (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 Film Still No. 50

1979
Gelatin silver print.
8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm).
Signed, dated and numbered of 10 “Cindy Sherman 1979” on the reverse. This work is from an edition of 10.

Estimate
$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $216,000

Contemporary Art Part II

18 May 2007
10am & 2pm New York