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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 (Mother and Children)

1976/89
Gelatin silver print, on photo paper, with full margins,
I. 8 x 6 1/2 in. (20.3 x 16.5 cm)
S. 9 13/16 x 7 7/8 in. (24.9 x 20 cm)

signed in black ink on the front, numbered 21/200 in pencil on the reverse, published by Printed Matter, New York, in the artist's original leatherette frame.

Estimate
$1,200 - 1,800 

Sold for $1,250

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