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  • Provenance

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

  • Exhibited

    i) ii) iii) vi) New York, Metro Pictures, Cindy Sherman, 15 May - 26 June 1999 (another example exhibited)
    v) London, Serpentine Gallery, Cindy Sherman, 3 June – 25 August 2003, p. 16 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    ii) iii) vi) v) Paris, Jeu de Paume; Kunsthaus Bregenz; Copenhagen, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art; Berlin, Martin Gropius Bau, Cindy Sherman, 16 May 2006 – 10 September 2007, pp. 193, 198 – 199, 207, 227, 265 and 267 (another example exhibited and illustrated, pp. 193, 198 – 199, 207)
    i) Zurich, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Darkside II – Photographic Power and Violence, Disease and Death Photographed, 5 September – 15 November 2009, p. 65 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    v) New York, Museum of Modern Art, Cindy Sherman, 26 February – 11 June 2012, p. 202 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    i) ii) London, Sprueth Magers, The Vivisector, 23 November 2012 - 26 January 2013 (another example exhibited)
    iii) vi) Oslo, Astrup Fearnley Museum; Stockholm, Moderna Museet; Kunsthaus Zurich, Untitled Horrors, 4 May 2013 – 14 September 2014, pp. 10 -11, 190, 193 and 227 (another example exhibited and illustrated on pp. 10 - 11, 190, 193)
    v) Los Angeles, Broad Museum; Columbus, Wexner Center; Brisbane, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Imitation of Life, 11 June 2016 – 2017, p.115 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    i) iii) vi) v) Silkeborg, Museum Jorn, Cindy Sherman, 23 September – 10 December 2017 (another example exhibited)
    i) ii) Los Angeles, Jeffrey Deitch, All of Them Witches, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles, 8 February – 11 April 2020 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    i) Jutta Koether, ‘Old Witnesses,’ Camera Austria, 1999, no. 67, pp. 18-29 (another example illustrated)
    ii) Catherine Morris, The Essential Cindy Sherman, New York, 1999, p. 109 (another example illustrated)
    ii) Gunilla Knape, ed., Cindy Sherman, Goteborg, 2000, p. 33 (another example illustrated)
    v) Wayne Koestenbaum, ‘Fall Girls,’ Artforum, September 2000, p. 150 (another example illustrated)
    i) vi) Hysteric Two, Hysteric Glabour, Tokyo, 2001, pp. 12, 19 (another example illustrated)
    vi) Deborah Aaronson, ed., Photography Transformed: The Metropolitan Bank & Trust Collection, New York, 2002, no. 233, pp. 252 and 264 (another example illustrated)
    ii) Julie Routart, ed., A Cindy Book: c. 1964-1975, Paris, 2006, n.p. (another example illustrated)
    ii) Johanna Burton, ‘Cindy Sherman,’ The October Files, Boston, 2006, p. 203 (another example illustrated)
    vi) v) Francesco Bonami, ed., Cindy Sherman, Milan, 2007, pp. 84, 89 (another example illustrated)
    v) Gabriele Schor, Cindy Sherman Das Früwerk 1975-1977, Ostfildern, 2012, p. 70 (another example illustrated)
    v) Eleanor Heartney, After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Art, New York, Munich and London, 2013, p. 194 (another example illustrated)
    vi) Lena Essling, Untitled Horrors, Ostfildern, 2013, p. 190 (another example illustrated)
    iii) Paul Moorhouse, Cindy Sherman, London and New York, 2014, no. 95, p. 113, 146 (another example illustrated, p.113)
    v) Joanne Heyler, Ed Schad and Chelsea Beck, eds., The Broad Collection, Munich, London and New York, 2015, p. 169 (another example illustrated)
    v) Rebecca Mutch, ed., Cindy Sherman, Brisbane, 2016, pp. 29, 70 (another example illustrated)
    v) Nicolas Trembley, ed., The SYZ Collection, Zurich, 2018, p. 136 (another example illustrated)
    iii) Marie-Laure and Olivier Michelon, eds., Cindy Sherman, Paris, 2020, p. 160 (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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Five works: i) Untitled #341; ii) Untitled #343’ iii) Untitled #345; vi) Untitled #334; v) Untitled #355

i) signed, numbered and dated 'Cindy Sherman 1999 4/10' on the reverse
ii) signed, numbered and dated 'Cindy Sherman 1999 5/10' on the reverse
iii) signed, numbered and dated 'Cindy Sherman 1999' 9/10 on the reverse
iv) signed, numbered and dated 'Cindy Sherman 1999 2/10' on the reverse
v) signed, numbered and dated 'Cindy Sherman 2000 6/6' on the reverse

i), ii), iii), vi) gelatin silver print
v) c-print

i) 96.2 x 66.5 cm (37 7/8 x 26 1/8 in.)
ii) 101.2 x 69.5 cm (39 7/8 x 27 3/8 in.)
iii) 70 x 103 cm (27 1/2 x 40 1/2 in.)
iv) 128 x 86 cm (50 3/8 x 33 7/8 in.)
v) 107 x 76.5 cm (42 1/8 x 30 1/8 in.)

i) Executed in 1999, this work is number 4 from an edition of 10.
ii) Executed in 1999, this work is number 5 from an edition of 10.
iii) Executed in 1999, this work is number 9 from an edition of 10.
iv) Executed in 1999, this work is number 2 from an edition of 10.
v) Executed in 2000, this work is number 6 from an edition of 6.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £21,250

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New Now

London Auction 15 July 2020