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

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  • Provenance

    Schellman Art, Munich
    Naj Gallery, Naples
    Private Collection, Senigallia

  • Exhibited

    New York, Museum of Modern Art, The Complete Untitled Film Stills: Cindy Sherman, 26 June - 2 September 2007, p.4 (another example illustrated)

  • Literature

    Gabriele Schor, Cindy Sherman: The Early Works 1975 - 1977, Ostfildern, 2012, no. 16, p.122-123 (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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Lucille Ball

signed and dated 'Cindy S 1975/2001' on the reverse
34.5 x 27.5 cm (13 5/8 x 10 7/8 in.)
Photographed in 1975, printed in 2001.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £5,250

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New Now

London Auction 6 April 2017