Untitled Film Still #33

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  • Provenance

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

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Prague, Galerie Rudolfinum; London, Barbican Art Gallery; CAPC musée 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. 34, p. 197 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 74)
    Paris, Jeu de Paume; Kunsthaus Bregenz; Humlebæk, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art; Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Cindy Sherman, May 16, 2006 - September 10, 2007, p. 316 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 48)
    New York, The 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. 49, pp. 20, 241 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 108)

  • Literature

    Rosalind Krauss, Cindy Sherman 1975-1993, New York, 1993, p. 62 (another example illustrated)
    David Frankel, ed., Cindy Sherman: The Complete Untitled Film Stills, New York, 2003, pp. 106-107 (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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A Discerning Vision Property from an Important Private Collection

Untitled Film Still #33

signed, numbered and dated "Cindy Sherman 9/10 1979" on the reverse
gelatin silver print
7 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (20.2 x 25.3 cm.)
Executed in 1979, this work is number 9 from an edition of 10.

Estimate
$70,000 - 100,000 

sold for $106,250

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Rebekah Bowling
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Afternoon Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019