Cindy Sherman - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Monday, June 29, 2015 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York
    Private Collection, Germany

  • Exhibited

    New York, Metro Pictures, Cindy Sherman, 17 January-18 February 1995

  • Literature

    M. de Corral and J. R. Lane, eds. Fast Forward: Contemporary Collections for the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art, 2007, p. 280 (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 #306

cibachrome print
sheet 190 x 126.5 cm (74 3/4 x 49 3/4 in.)
frame 193 x 129.6 cm (75 7/8 x 51 in.)

Signed, numbered and dated 'Cindy Sherman 1/6 1994' on the backboard. This work is number 1 from an edition of 6.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £21,250

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 30 June 2015 2pm