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  • 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 (Doctor and Nurse)

1980-2002
The pair of two sepia-toned gelatin silver prints, on photo paper, with full margins.
both I. 23.9 x 19 cm (9 3/8 x 7 1/2 in.)
both S. 25.2 x 20.2 cm (9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.)

Both signed and dated '1980-2002' in pencil on the reverse, from the unlimited edition gifted by the artist as benefit donations, both framed.

Estimate
£3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for £3,750

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London Auction 7 June 2018