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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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Madame de pompadour (née Poisson) tea set (Green)

1990
The complete 21 piece porcelain tea service, including one teapot, one sugar bowl, one creamer, six cups, six saucers and six dessert plates.
various sizes
Each numbered '16V75' in black ink on the underside (there were also editions of 75 in pink, blue and yellow), published by Artes Magnus, New York.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $5,292

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 20 - 22 April 2021