Cindy Sherman - New Now London Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Donated by the artist in collaboration with Stella McCartney

  • Literature

    Marcel Schlutt, 'Stella McCartney's Manifesto: A to Z - 26 letters & 26 artists,' KALTBLUT Magazine, 3 November 2020, online (another example illustrated)
    Maria Veitch, 'Stella McCartney and 26 of Her Favourite Artists on the ABCs of Sustainability', Interview Magazine, 18 November 2020, online (another example illustrated)
    Lorena Eleuterio, 'The A to Z of Stella McCartney Brings Together Art, Fashion, and Community', L'Officiel, 12 January 2021, online (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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Lot offered with No Reserve


signed, numbered and dated 'Cindy Sherman AP 2020' on the reverse
digital print on card
29.7 x 42 cm (11 3/4 x 16 1/2 in.)
Executed in 2020, this work is the artist's proof from an unnumbered edition plus 1 artist's proof.

£300 - 500 

Sold for £441

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London Auction 13 July 2021