Cindy Sherman - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, November 17, 2006 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Vivian Horan Fine Art, New York; Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Cindy Sherman, 1987 (illustrated, pl. 38); Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art Casino Luxembourg, March 6 - April 25, 1999; Congrescos e Exposicions de Ponteverda, October 4 - November 27, 1999; and Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, November 16, 2000 - March 4, 2001, Veronica’s Revenge; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, November 2, 1997 - February 1, 1998; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, February 28 - May 31, 1998; Prague, Galerie Rudolfinum, June 25 - August 23, 1998; London, Barbican Art Gallery, September 10 - December 13, 1998; Le capcMusée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, February 6 - April 25, 1999; Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, June 4 - August 29, 1999; and Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, October 1, 1999 - January 2, 2000, Cindy Sherman: Retrospective (illustrated, p. 93, pl. 64); Bremen, Neues Museum Weserburg and Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Ohne Zögern: Without Hesitation, June 3 - September 16, 2001

  • Literature

    P. Schjeldahl and I. M. Danoff, Cindy Sherman, Munich, 1984, pl. 38 (illustrated); P. Schjeldahl and L. Phillips, Cindy Sherman, New York, 1987, no. 38 (illustrated); R. Kraus, Cindy Sherman: 1975-1993, New York, 1993, p. 226; D. Frankel, ed., The Complete Untitled Film Stills: Cindy Sherman, New York, 2003, p. 145 (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 #65

Gelatin silver print.
10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm).
Signed, numbered of 10 and dated "Cindy Sherman 1980" on the reverse. This work is from an edition of 10.

$30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $84,000

Contemporary Art Part II

17 Nov 2006, 10am & 2pm
New York