Cindy SHERMAN
Eileen Cowin
William Coupon
Peter Reiss
"Photographs from an Exhibition of Portraits", 1981, Group exhibition catalogue, CEPA Gallery, First Edition. Thin oblong octavo. Published on the occasion of the exhibition Portrait Show at CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, June 5 – 30/ 1981, works by Eileen Cowin, …

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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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"Photographs from an Exhibition of Portraits", Group Exhibition Catalogue, CEPA Gallery, (Sherman's first instance in print), 1981

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Cindy SHERMAN
Eileen Cowin
William Coupon
Peter Reiss
"Photographs from an Exhibition of …

Medium
Condition
Excellent- lightly toned.
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Not included

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)
Other works by Cindy Sherman
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