Cindy Sherman - New Now London Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Metro Pictures, Cindy Sherman, 15 May - 26 June 1999 (another example exhibited)
    Cologne, Monika Sprüth Gallery, Cindy Sherman, 29 June - 2 September 2000 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Francesco Bonami, Cindy Sherman, Milan, 2007, p.85 (another example illustrated)
    Peter Schjeldahl, 'Valley of the Dolls', The New Yorker, (7 June 1999), pp. 94-95 (another example illustrated)
    Joanna Lowry, Cindy Sherman: The Hasselblad Award 1999, Stockholm, 2000, p.37 (another example illustrated)

  • 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 # 342

signed, numbered and dated 'Cindy Sherman 1/10 1999' on the reverse
gelatin silver print
65 x 98 cm (25 5/8 x 38 5/8 in.)
Executed in 1999, this work is number 1 from an edition of 10.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £3,750

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New Now

London Auction 6 April 2017