Cindy Sherman - The Collection of Lewis Kaplan London Saturday, June 28, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York

  • Exhibited

    Cindy Sherman: Retrospective, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2 November 1997 – 1 February 1998

  • Literature

    Thames and Hudson, Cindy Sherman: Retrospective, 1997, p. 83; Shirmer Art Books, Cindy Sherman: Photographic Works 1975-1995, Munich, 1995, pl. 51

  • 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 #109

Colour coupler print.
88.9 x 88.9 cm (35 x 35 in).
Signed, dated and numbered AP 1/2 in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 10 plus 2 artist’s proofs.

£25,000 - 35,000 

The Collection of Lewis Kaplan

29 June 2008, 3pm