chromogenic colour print
on verso signed, editioned 3/10 and dated 2019 on a label
38 7/8 x 25 3/4 in, 98.7 x 65.4 cm
Estimate: $70,000 - $90,000
Sold for: $145,250
Preview at: Vancouver Art Gallery, 4th Floor
Donated by the Artist
Courtesy of Metro Pictures, New York
Cindy Sherman was born in 1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, and lives and works in New York. She was recently the subject of a major solo exhibition which traveled to the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2020), the National Portrait Gallery, London and the Vancouver Art Gallery (2019). Her 2012 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, traveled to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Dallas Museum of Art. Sherman has participated in four Venice Biennales, co-curating a section at the 55th exhibition in 2013. Additionally, her work has been included in five iterations of the Whitney Biennial, two Biennales of Sydney, and the 1983 edition of documenta. She is the recipient of the 2020 Wolf Prize in Arts and has also been awarded the Praemium Imperiale, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.
Since the 1970s, Sherman has been steadily working at the intersection of photography, portraiture and performance. Using make-up, wigs, costumes and prosthetics, Sherman photographs herself acting out the roles of numerous imagined characters. Her images incorporate references to contemporary culture, notably the Internet, cinema and fashion magazines, in order to depict an array of characters—ranging from actresses to aging socialites, clowns and cover girls. More recently, Sherman has used Photoshop and Instagram filters to manipulate her photographed appearance and create illusionistic backdrops to ambiguous effect.
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