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Cindy Sherman (American, b.1954)
LOT ID: 64712
Untitled (Madonna), 1975

Silver Print, Gelatin silver print
7 х 5 in. (17.78 x 12.7 cm.)
Signed, inscribed, and dated on verso.
Lot description
Cindy SHERMAN
Untitled (Madonna) 1975 / 1997
Gelatin silver print
Signed and dated on verso
Framed

Less the meek and mild virgin of Hollywood biblical epics, Cindy Sherman transforms herself into a louche Madonna, dazed and disoriented by her status as vessel for the immaculate conception and mother of god. Sherman’s spit-curled conception is rather more Ciccone than Ave Maria.


By turning the camera on herself, Cindy Sherman has built a name as one of the most respected photographers of the late twentieth century. Although, the majority of her photographs are pictures of her, however, these photographs are most definitely not self-portraits. Rather, Sherman uses herself as a vehicle for commentary on a variety of issues of the modern world: the role of the woman, the role of the artist and many more. It is through these ambiguous and eclectic photographs that Sherman has developed a distinct signature style. Through a number of different series of works, Sherman has raised challenging and important questions about the role and representation of women in society, the media and the nature of the creation of art.
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