Cindy Sherman - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

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

  • Exhibited

    Paris, Jeu de Paume; Kunsthaus Bregenz; Humlebæk, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art; Berlin, Martin-Cropius-Bau, Cindy Sherman, 16 May 2006 - 10 September 2007, n.p. (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    New York, Museum of Modern Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; Dallas Museum of Art, Cindy Sherman, 26 February 2012 - 9 June 2013, pp. 103 and 262 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 103)
    Bridgeport, The Housatonic Museum of Art, Rendezvous in Black, 10 November - 16 December 2016 (another example exhibited)
    Shanghai, Fosun Foundation, Cindy Sherman, 7 November 2018 - 13 January 2019 (another example exhibited)
    London, National Portrait Gallery; Vancouver Art Gallery, Cindy Sherman, 27 June 2019 - 8 March 2020, pp. 68 and 250 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 68)

  • Literature

    David Frankel and Cindy Sherman, eds., The Complete Untitled Film Stills Cindy Sherman, New York, 2003, pp. 154 - 155 (another example illustrated, p. 155)

  • 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 Film Still #62

signed, numbered and dated 'Cindy Sherman 1977/2003 AP1/1' on a gallery label affixed to the reverse
gelatin silver print
76.2 x 101.6 cm (30 x 40 in.)
Photographed in 1977 and printed in 2003, this work is artist's proof number 1 from an edition of 3 plus 1 artist's proof.

£250,000 - 350,000 

Sold for £250,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 3 October 2019