Cindy Sherman - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session New York Thursday, November 18, 2021 | Phillips

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    • Provenance

      Metro Pictures, New York
      Acquired from the above by the present owner in August 2009

    • Exhibited

      New York, Balenciaga flagship, Cindy Sherman: Untitled (Balenciaga), September 10, 2010 (another example exhibited)
      Venice, Punta della Dogana, Mapping the Studio: Artist's from the François Pinault Collection, June 6, 2009–October 4, 2011, p. 180 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
      New York, International Center of Photography, Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, October 2, 2009–January 17, 2010, pp. 157, 206 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 157)
      Vienna, Verbund Collection, Cindy Sherman: That's me—That's not me. Early work 1975–1977, January 26–September 26, 2012 (another example exhibited)
      The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Cindy Sherman, May 28–October 3, 2016, n.p. (another example exhibited and illustrated)
      Paris, Foundation Louis Vuitton, Cindy Sherman at the Foundation, September 23, 2020–January 3, 2021 (another example exhibited)

    • Literature

      Pia Catton, "Fashion Gets a Deserved Night Out," The Wall Street Journal, August 16, 2010, online (another example illustrated)
      Caroline Palmer, "FNO Highlight of the Day: Balenciaga Boasts Cindy Sherman and Karen Elson," Vogue, August 27, 2010, online (another example 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 #462

signed, numbered and dated "Cindy Sherman 6/6 2007/8" on a label affixed to the reverse of the backing board
chromogenic color print
print 62 3/8 x 70 in. (158.4 x 177.8 cm)
frame 63 1/2 x 71 1/4 in. (161.3 x 181 cm)

Executed in 2007–2008, this work is number 6 from an edition of 6 plus 1 artist's proof.

Full Cataloguing

$180,000 - 250,000 

Sold for $277,200

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session

New York Auction 18 November 2021