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STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE: THE BLEMA AND H. ARNOLD STEINBERG COLLECTION

Cindy Sherman
UNTITLED FILM STILL NO. 17
Estimate
300,000500,000
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STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE: THE BLEMA AND H. ARNOLD STEINBERG COLLECTION

Cindy Sherman
UNTITLED FILM STILL NO. 17
Estimate
300,000500,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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Cindy Sherman
B. 1954
UNTITLED FILM STILL NO. 17
signed, dated 1978 and numbered 3/3 on the reverse
silver gelatin print
30 by 40 in. 76.2 by 101.6 cm.
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Provenance

Metro Pictures, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1985

Exhibited

Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen; Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia; Bilbao, Salá de Exposiciones Rekalde; Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Cindy Sherman, March 1996 - March 1997, cat. no. 13, illustrated (another example exhibited)
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Cindy Sherman: The Complete Film Stills, June - September 1997, n.p., illustrated (another example exhibited)

Literature

Cindy Sherman, Cindy Sherman, New York 1984, cat. no. 15, illustrated 
Rosalind Krauss, Cindy Sherman 1975-1993, New York 1993, p. 27, illustrated
Karen Thomson, Ed., The Blema and H. Arnold Steinberg Collection, Montreal 2015, cat. no. 120, p. 116, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

“The stills are dense with suspense and danger and they all look as if they were directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The invariant subject is The Girl in Trouble, even if The Girl herself does not always know it…The girl is always alone, waiting, worried, watchful, but she is wary of, waiting for, worried about, and her very posture and expression phenomenologically imply The Other: the Stalker, the Saver, the Evil and Good who struggle for her possession...Each of the stills is about The Girl in Trouble, but in the aggregate they touch the myth we each carry out of childhood, of danger, love, and security that defines the human condition.”
Arthur C. Danto in Cindy Sherman: Untitled Film Stills, New York 1990, pp. 13-14

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