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  • Provenance

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

  • Exhibited

    New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Biennial, 24 February - 20 June 1993
    Oslo, Astrup Fearnley Museet; Stockholm, Moderna Museet; Kunsthaus Zürich, Cindy Sherman: Untitled Horrors, 4 May 2013 - 14 September 2014, p. 158 and p. 226 (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 (vagina)

signed, numbered and dated 'Cindy Sherman 1/6 1992' on the reverse
c-print, in artist's frame
175.5 x 117.6 cm (69 1/8 x 46 1/4 in.)
Executed in 1992, this work is number 1 from an edition of 6.

Estimate
£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £47,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 5 October 2017