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  • 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

2002/2004
Coupler print in colors, on photo paper, with full margins,
I. 28 3/4 x 20 in. (73 x 50.8 cm)
S. 38 3/4 x 30 in. (98.4 x 76.2 cm)

signed, dated `2002/4' and numbered 201/300 in black ink on the reverse (there were 30 artist's proofs), produced for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, New York and Washington D.C., unframed.

Estimate
$1,500 - 2,500 

Sold for $1,750

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New York Auctions 21 April 2015