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  • Description

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, New York
    Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, 25 April 2012, lot 79
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

124

Untitled

signed with the artist's initials, numbered and dated 'AP 7/10 CS '82' lower margin
colour coupler print
50.1 x 40.6 cm (19 3/4 x 15 7/8 in.)
Executed in 1982, this work is artist's proof number 7 from an edition of 125 plus 10 artist's proofs.

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 

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London Auction 9 December 2021