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CINDY SHERMAN | Untitled Film Still #49

120,000 - 180,000 USD
400,000 USD
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  • Cindy Sherman
  • Untitled Film Still #49
  • gelatin silver print
  • image: 6 3/4 by 9 1/2 in. 17.1 by 24.1 cm.
  • sheet: 8 by 10 in. 20.3 by 25.4 cm.
  • Executed in 1979, this work is number 10 from an edition of 10.
signed, titled, dated 1979 and numbered 10/10 on the reverse


Metro Pictures, New York
Acquired from the above by Marc Jacobs in January 2005


Milan, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Cindy Sherman, October - November 1990, p. 91 (another example exhibited)
Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; Prague, Galerie Rudolfinum; London, Barbican Art Gallery; CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux; Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art; Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Cindy Sherman Retrospective, November 1997 - January 2000, pl. 53, p. 85, illustrated (another example exhibited) 
Paris, Jeu de Paume; Kunsthaus Bregenz; Humlebæk, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art; Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Cindy Sherman, May 2006 - September 2007, pp. 56 and 244, illustrated (another example exhibited)
New York, Museum of Modern Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; Dallas Museum of Art; Cindy Sherman, February 2012 - June 2013, pl. 52, p. 110, illustrated (another example exhibited) 


Arthur C. Danto, Cindy Sherman: Untitled Film Stills, New York 1990, pl. 34, illustrated 
Exh. Cat., Milan, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Cindy Sherman, 1990, p. 19, illustrated
Rosalind Krauss and Norman Bryson, Cindy Sherman: 1975-1993, New York 1993, pp. 24-25, illustrated
David Frankel, Ed., Cindy Sherman: The Complete Untitled Film Stills, New York 2003, p. 111, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"I was wrestling with some sort of turmoil of my own about understanding women. The characters weren't dummies; they weren't just airhead actresses. They were women, struggling with something, but I didn't know what..." Cindy Sherman