Cindy Sherman - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Sunday, November 15, 2009 | Phillips

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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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Coupler print in colors, on photo paper, with full margins,
I. 29 1/8 x 20 1/8 in. (74 x 51.1 cm);
S. 39 1/8 x 30 3/16 in. (99.4 x 76.7 cm)

signed, dated `2002/4' and numbered 4/300 in ink on the reverse (there were 30 artist's proofs), produced for Planned Parenthood, a crease at the center right image (in the red background), otherwise in very good condition, unframed.

$800 - 1,000 

Sold for $750

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York