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  • Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York
    Dart Gallery, Chicago
    Private Collection

  • Exhibited

    New York, Skarstedt Fine Art, Cindy Sherman Fairy Tales, 1985, May 6 - July 1, 2000 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Whitney Museum of American Art, Cindy Sherman, New York, 1987, no. 96 (illustrated)
    R. Krauss and N. Bryson, Cindy Sherman 1975-1993, New York, 1993, n.n.(illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “I think people are more apt to believe photographs, especially if it’s something fantastic. They’re willing to be more gullible. Sometimes they want fantasy. Even if they know it’s fake they can believe anything. People are accustomed to being told what to believe in.”
    Cindy Sherman, 1985

  • 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 #142

1985
color photograph
48 x 72 in. (121.9 x 182.9 cm.)
Signed, numbered and dated "Cindy Sherman, 1/6, 1985" on the reverse. This work is number 1 from an edition of 6.

Estimate
$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $87,500

Contact Specialist
Amanda Stoffel
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Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 17 May 2013 10am