Cindy Sherman - Editions Southampton New York Saturday, June 25, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York

  • Exhibited

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Pictures Generation, 1974-84, April 21 - August 2, 2009

  • 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 (Lucille Ball)

1975/2001
Fujicolor Crystal Archive print, on Photo paper, with full margins.
I. 10 1/2 x 8 3/8 in. (26.7 x 21.3 cm)
S. 12 x 9 1/2 in. (30.5 x 24.1 cm)

Signed and dated '1975/2001' in black ink on the reverse, framed.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $10,710

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Editions Southampton

New York Auction 25 June 2022