Cindy Sherman, ‘Untitled (Fortune Teller)’, 1993, michael lisi / contemporary art

Serving as her own model in the majority of her work, and presenting us with posed photographs that explore and question cultural representation of women from Renaissance portraiture to contemporary mass media, Cindy Sherman’s Fortune Teller is a fun, colorful and dark image that has become a highly collectible print. Printed as an original Chromogenic color print on Agfa paper and measuring 6 ½ x 5 in. (16.5 x 127 cm), unframed, the artwork is hand-signed by the artist and dated, verso, and is from the unnumbered edition of 100 as issued.

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