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  • Provenance

    Sotheby’s, London, The Whitechapel Auction, 13 October 2006, lot 25 (donated by the artist, courtesy of Metro Pictures)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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

1996, printed 2001
Colour coupler print
101.7 x 68 cm (40 x 26 3/4 in)
Signed, dated and numbered 'Cindy Sherman 5/12 1996/01' on the reverse.
This work is from an edition of 12.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £18,750

Contemporary Art Day Sale

29 June 2012
London