Untitled #318

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  • Provenance

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

  • Catalogue Essay

    Image: Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.

  • 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 #318

signed, numbered and dated 'Cindy Sherman 3/6 1996' on the backing board
Cibachrome print
145.8 x 98.2 cm (57 3/8 x 38 5/8 in.)
Executed in 1996, this work is number 3 from an edition of 6.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

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London Auction 12 December 2019