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  • Provenance

    Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich

  • Literature

    M. Schiavoni, "The Eye of Women," Digimag (online content) 32, March 2008

  • 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 #124 A

1983
Color photograph. 
25 1/4 x 33 in. (64.1 x 83.8 cm).

Signed and dated "Cindy Sherman 1983" and numbered of 18 on the reverse.  This work is from an edition of 18. 

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $27,500

Contemporary Art Part II

15 May 2009, 10am
New York