Cindy Sherman - Editions & Works on Paper New York Wednesday, February 15, 2023 | Phillips
  • 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 (Pregnant Woman)

Chromogenic print in colors, on photo paper.
I. 28 3/4 x 20 1/8 in. (73 x 51.1 cm)
S. 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 15/300 in pencil on the reverse (there were also 30 artist's proofs), published by CHOICE ART for the Planned Parenthood Auction for Choice 2004, please see condition report, framed.

$1,500 - 2,500 

Sold for $3,276

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 15 February 2023