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  • Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York

  • Literature

    see Eva Respini p. 21, fig. 10

  • 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 (Doctor and Nurse)

1980-87
Gelatin silver diptych, on semi-gloss double weight photo paper, with full margins,
both I. 7 5/8 x 5 5/8 in (19.4 x 14.3 cm)
both S. 10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

both signed, dated `1980-7' and numbered 39/125 and 38/125 respectively in pencil on the reverse (there were also 15 artist's proofs), both in very good condition, both framed.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $18,750

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