Cindy Sherman, ‘"THE FORTUNE TELLER", LIMITED EDITION, ARTIST CREATED POCKETWATCH’, 1993, Alpha 137 Gallery
Cindy Sherman, ‘"THE FORTUNE TELLER", LIMITED EDITION, ARTIST CREATED POCKETWATCH’, 1993, Alpha 137 Gallery
Cindy Sherman, ‘"THE FORTUNE TELLER", LIMITED EDITION, ARTIST CREATED POCKETWATCH’, 1993, Alpha 137 Gallery
Cindy Sherman, ‘"THE FORTUNE TELLER", LIMITED EDITION, ARTIST CREATED POCKETWATCH’, 1993, Alpha 137 Gallery

Rarely to market, this long sold out original Fortune Teller watch was created by Cindy Sherman and sold exclusively at Barney's Inc for the benefit of the American Foundation for Aids Research. (AMFAR). It has a ring on top for a chain, so it can be worn as a pocket watch, brooch or necklace - or all three! It makes a superb and memorable gift. This particular edition was acquired directly from AmfAR. Cindy Sherman designed this exquisite pocket watch in 1993 as part of Art Object project, a collection of limited edition artist-designed objects to benefit amfAR. It is fully functioning and can be worn as a necklace, pocket watch and/or brooch. The watch face is a portrait of a bejeweled Cindy Sherman impersonating a fortune teller consulting a crystal ball, which also doubles as the timepiece itself. This image is a print of one of Cindy Sherman's most famous and memorable photographs - the 1993 Fortune Teller. This watch is a perfectly functioning wind-up watch, and is designed to be worn as a brooch, or with a chain as a necklace. In addition to being a fully functioning watch, this rare work of art is a collectors' item and a great conversation piece as well! It also makes a memorable wedding or anniversary gift. A must have for fans of Cindy Sherman, and for anyone who has visited a soothsayer or fortune teller.

Signature: Stamped and inscribed; on the verso: Art Object created by Cindy Sherman for AmFAR, made by SM Grotell and Florian Favre Swiss Made Edition, Numbered from the Edition of 150.

Manufacturer: Cindy Sherman, fabricated by: Grotell and Florian Favre Swiss Made Edition, publishers

Acquired from AMFAR

About Cindy Sherman

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).

American, b. 1954, Glen Ridge, New Jersey, based in New York, New York