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  • Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York

  • Literature

    Schirmer/Mosel, Cindy Sherman, back cover
    Nassau County Museum of Art, Explosive Photography, p. 30

  • 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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101

Untitled (Marilyn Monroe)

1982
Chromogenic print.
I. 15 5/8 x 9 1/8 in. (39.7 x 23.2 cm)
S. 20 x 14 5/8 in. (50.8 x 37.1 cm)

Signed, dated and annotated 'AP' in blue ink on the reverse (one of ten artist's proofs, the edition was 125), framed.

Estimate
$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $16,380

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Editions Southampton

New York Auction 25 June 2022