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    Gabriele Schor p 38
    The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Cindy Sherman, 2012, fig. 7, p. 18

  • 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 (Secretary)

1978/1993
Gelatin silver print, on matte paper, with full margins,
I. 11 x 9 in (27.9 x 22.9 cm);
S. 14 x 11 in (35.6 x 27.9 cm)

signed, dated `1978/93' and numbered 104/125 in pencil on the reverse, in very good condition, framed.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $13,750

Evening & Day Editions

31 October & 1 November 2012
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