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Cindy Sherman (American, b.1954)
LOT ID: 74353
Untitled (Secretary), 1978

Silver Print, toned gelatin silver print
12 х 9 in. (30.48 x 22.86 cm.)
Signed, dated and numbered in pencil on verso.
Edition 100/125
Lot description
Image size is 12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm); sheet size is 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm). Printed 1993; framed.

Cindy Sherman (American, b.1954) is a photographer who incorporates aspects of feminism, performance art, cultural criticism, and body and identity politics into her provocative work. Sherman abandoned painting for photography while attending the State University of New York at Buffalo, and in 1976 moved to New York to pursue a career as a photographer. She gained broad critical acclaim for her famous early series Untitled Film Stills, taking photographs of herself dressed as invented personages embodying female clichés, such as ‘the bored housewife’, ‘the sexy librarian’, and ‘the ambitious career girl’. Sherman continued to use her own disguised body as subject in several other series, including her History Portraits, in which she inserted herself into Old Master paintings to reexamine the role of the female within them. She mainly photographed herself in disguises, departing in darker series on perverted fairy tales, war, and sex, examining issues of anxiety, disgust, the lurid, and the grotesque in her works. She is the recipient of the MacArthur Award and Hasselblad Award for Photography, among other honors. Sherman, who lives and works in New York, has more recently returned to using her own body in her work as the subject of simplified portraits of female types.
Untitled (Secretary) by Cindy Sherman
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  • Untitled (Secretary) by Cindy Sherman
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