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  • Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York

  • Literature

    The Museum of Modern Art, Cindy Sherman: The Complete Untitled Film Stills, fig. 1, there titled The Lucy Photo-Booth Shoot
    Schor, Cindy Sherman: The Early Works 1975-1977, pp. 37, 123

  • 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
Fujicolor Crystal Archive print, printed 2001.
10 x 7 3/4 in. (25.4 x 19.7 cm)
Signed and dated in ink on the verso.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $16,250

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New York Auction 7 June 2019