Untitled (Film Still #41)

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  • Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York
    Private Collection, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; Prague, Galerie Rudolfinum; London, Barbican Art Gallery; CAPC Museé d'art Contemporain de Bordeaux; Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art; Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Cindy Sherman Retrospective, November 2, 1997 - January 2, 2000, pl. 49, p. 84 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Paris, Jeu de Paume; Kunsthaus Bregenz; Humlebæk, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Cindy Sherman, May 16, 2006 - September 10, 2007, p. 52 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    New York, Museum of Modern Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; Dallas Museum of Art, Cindy Sherman, February 26, 2012 - June 9, 2013, pl. 80, p. 121 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Art Institute of Chicago, Nothing Personal: Zoe Leonard, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson, January 23 - May 1, 2016 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Arthur Danto, Cindy Sherman Untitled Film Stills, Munich, 1990, no. 28 (another example illustrated)
    David Frankel, ed., The Complete Untitled Film Stills: Cindy Sherman, New York, 2003, p. 37 (another example illustrated)

  • Artist Bio

    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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PROPERTY FROM A BELGIAN COLLECTOR

Untitled (Film Still #41)

signed, numbered and dated "Cindy Sherman 9/10 1979" on the reverse
gelatin silver print
image 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (16.5 x 24.1 cm.)
sheet 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm.)

Executed in 1979, this work is number 9 from an edition of 10.

Estimate
$80,000 - 120,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 17 May 2017