Untitled (Self-Portrait with Sun Tan)

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  • Condition Report

  • Provenance

    The Serpentine Gallery, London, 2003

  • Catalogue Essay

    This work was published by The Serpentine Gallery, London, on the occasion of the 2003 Cindy Sherman retrospective.

  • Artist Bio

    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 (Self-Portrait with Sun Tan)

2003
Chromogenic print.
25 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (65.4 x 40 cm)
Signed, dated and numbered 196/350 in ink on the verso.

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$4,000 - 6,000 

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New York Auction 1 October 2019