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Cindy Sherman

Untitled (Doctor and Nurse diptych), 1980-1987

Gelatin silver print diptych, on semi-gloss double weight photo paper, with full margins
9 9/10 × 7 9/10 in
25.1 × 20 cm
Edition 34/125 + 15AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
P
Phillips

Both images: 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (19.1 x 14 cm)
Both sheets: 9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (25.1 x 20 cm)
Both …

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Both images: 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (19.1 x 14 cm)
Both sheets: 9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (25.1 x 20 cm)
Both framed

Nurse with moisture staining in the lower sheet

Signature
Both signed, dated '1980-7' and numbered 34/125 in pencil on the reverse (there were also 15 artist's proofs)
Cindy Sherman
American, b. 1954
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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).

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About the work
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Phillips

Both images: 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (19.1 x 14 cm)
Both sheets: 9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (25.1 x 20 cm)
Both …

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Both images: 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (19.1 x 14 cm)
Both sheets: 9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (25.1 x 20 cm)
Both framed

Nurse with moisture staining in the lower sheet

Signature
Both signed, dated '1980-7' and numbered 34/125 in pencil on the reverse (there were also 15 artist's proofs)
Cindy Sherman
American, b. 1954
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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).

Cindy Sherman

Untitled (Doctor and Nurse diptych), 1980-1987

Gelatin silver print diptych, on semi-gloss double weight photo paper, with full margins
9 9/10 × 7 9/10 in
25.1 × 20 cm
Edition 34/125 + 15AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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