Untitled

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  • Provenance

    Schönewald Fine Arts, Dusseldorf
    Ketterer Kunst, Munich, 7 June 2014, lot 605
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Greenwich, Bruce Museum, Cindy Sherman: Works from Friends of the Bruce Museum, 29 January - 23 April 2011, pp. 2 and 63 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 2)
    Lima, MATE - Museo Mario Testino, Somos Libres, 15 October 2013 - 6 April 2014 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, pp. 312-313 (another example illustrated, p. 313)

  • Artist Bio

    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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Property from an Important Private European Collection

Untitled

signed and numbered 'Cindy Sherman 5/24' on the artist's label affixed to the reverse
two colour transparencies in lightbox
80 x 60 x 8.5 cm (31 1/2 x 23 5/8 x 3 3/8 in.)
Executed in 1989, this work is number 5 from an edition of 24 plus 5 artist's proofs, 2 Hors Commerce and 1 Bon à Tirer.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

sold for £7,500

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London Auction 12 December 2019