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  • Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York; Aeroplastics contemporary art gallery, Brussels  

  • Exhibited

    Ed. Julie Rouart, Cindy Sherman, Paris, 2006, p. 239 (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 #386 (from the Murder Mystery series)

1976/2000
Black and white photograph.
18.3 x 12.7 cm. (7 1/4 x 5 in).
Signed, numbered of twenty and dated 'Cindy Sherman 1976/00' on the reverse. This work is from an edition of twenty.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

Contemporary Art Day Sale

18 Oct 2008 2pm
London