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  • Literature

    Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, pp. 312-313

  • Catalogue Essay

    "… With an almost uncanny sense of our culture's concerns, Sherman is always one step ahead, providing a mirror of our fears, expectations, and obsessions."

    - Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, p. 314

  • 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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1989
Two transparencies printed in colours, superimposed in a black painted aluminium electrical lightbox.
80 x 60 x 8.5 cm (31 1/2 x 23 5/8 x 3 3/8 in.)
Signed in blue ink and annotated 'B.A.T.' in black ink on the accompanying label (the bon á tirer or 'good-to-print' copy before the edition of 24 and 5 artist's proofs), published by Edition Schellmann, Munich and New York.

Estimate
£6,000 - 8,000 

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Anne Schneider-Wilson

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London
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Edition Schellmann: Fifty Are Better Than One

London Auction 6 June 2019