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  • "I’m trying to make other people recognize something of themselves rather than me." —Cindy Sherman

    • Provenance

      Metro Pictures, New York

    • 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 #398

2000
Chromogenic print.
34 x 23 1/2 in. (86.4 x 59.7 cm)
Overall 43 1/2 x 33 in. (110.5 x 83.8 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 2/6 in ink on the verso.

Full Cataloguing

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $44,100

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department
+1 212 940 1225
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Vanessa Hallett
Deputy Chairwoman, Americas and Worldwide Head of Photographs
+1 212 940 1243
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Photographs

New York Auction 7 October 2021