Cindy Sherman - Under the Influence London Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection

  • 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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Two Works: Untitled

gelatin silver print
(i) 126 x 86.9 cm. (49 3/ 5 x 34 1/ 5 in.)
(ii) 70 x 103.2 cm. ( 27 1/2 x 40 3/ 5 in.)

(i) Signed, dated and numbered ‘Cindy Sherman 9/10 1999’ on the reverse. This work is number 9 from an edititon of 10.
(ii) Signed, dated and numbered ‘Cindy Sherman 10/10 1999’ on the reverse. This work is number 10 from an edition of 10.

£7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for £12,500

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Under the Influence

London 11 December 2013 2pm