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Madame de Pompadour (née Poisson)
designed 1990
porcelain soup tureen
14½ h x 22 l x 11¾ d, inches
edition of 25, in each of four available color options

Cindy Sherman has created this Limoges porcelain tureen set in a limited edition after the original design commissioned by Madame de Pompadour (née Poisson) in 1756 at …

Medium
Signature
Signed and numbered on bottom of platter.
Manufacturer
Bernardaud

Cindy Sherman established her reputation—and a novel brand of uncanny self-portraiture—with her “Untitled Film Stills” (1977-80), a series of 69 photographs of the artist herself enacting female clichés of 20th-century pop culture. Though her work continually re-examines women’s roles in history and contemporary society, Sherman resists the notion that her photographs have an explicit narrative or message, leaving them untitled and largely open to interpretation. “I didn’t think of what I was doing as political,” she once said. “To me it was a way to make the best out of what I liked to do privately, which was to dress up.” Always in meticulous costumes, wigs, and makeup, Sherman has produced series in which she dresses as women from history paintings, fashion, and pornography. In the late 1980s and into the ’90s, she expanded her focus to more grotesque imagery, like the mutilated mannequins of her “Sex Pictures” (1992).

High auction record
$6.8m, Christie's, 2014
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Cindy ShermanNational Portrait Gallery
2016
Cindy Sherman: Imitation of LifeThe Broad
2012
Cindy ShermanGagosian
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Madame de Pompadour (née Poisson) Tureen, 1990

Porcelain
14 1/2 × 22 × 11 3/4 in
36.8 × 55.9 × 29.8 cm
Edition of 25 in each of four colors
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$35,000
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AE
Artware Editions

Madame de Pompadour (née Poisson)
designed 1990
porcelain soup tureen
14½ h x 22 l x 11¾ d, inches

Medium
Signature
Signed and numbered on bottom of platter.
Manufacturer
Bernardaud

Cindy Sherman established her reputation—and a novel brand of uncanny self-portraiture—with her “Untitled Film Stills” (1977-80), a series of 69 photographs of the artist herself enacting female clichés of 20th-century pop culture. Though her work continually re-examines women’s roles in history and contemporary society, Sherman resists the notion that her photographs have an explicit narrative or message, leaving them untitled and largely open to interpretation. “I didn’t think of what I was doing as political,” she once said. “To me it was a way to make the best out of what I liked to do privately, which was to dress up.” Always in meticulous costumes, wigs, and makeup, Sherman has produced series in which she dresses as women from history paintings, fashion, and pornography. In the late 1980s and into the ’90s, she expanded her focus to more grotesque imagery, like the mutilated mannequins of her “Sex Pictures” (1992).

High auction record
$6.8m, Christie's, 2014
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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