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Cindy Sherman

Untitled Film Still #21

Auction Closed

September 28, 08:29 PM GMT


400,000 - 600,000 USD

Lot Details


Cindy Sherman

b. 1954

Untitled Film Still #21

signed, dated 1978 and numbered 2/3 (on the reverse)

gelatin silver print

15 ⅜ by 19 ¼ in.

39.1 by 48.9 cm.

Executed in 1978, this work is number 2 from an edition of 3.

Metro Pictures, New York

Skarstedt Fine Art, New York

Christie's, New York, 12 November 2003, lot 520

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Cindy Sherman Retrospective (1997; reprint, New York: Thames &Hudson ), pl. 22, p. 68, illustrated in color

Peter Schjeldahl and Michael Danoff, Cindy Sherman, New York 1984, n.p. and back cover, no. 17, illustrated (another example illustrated)

Arthur C. Danto, Cindy Sherman: Untitled Film Stills, Munich 1990, n.p., no. 16, illustrated (another example illustrated)

Rosalind Krauss and Norman Bryson, Cindy Sherman: 1975-1993, New York 1993, pp. 30-31, illustrated (another example illustrated)

Exh. Cat., Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen; Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía; Bilbao, Sala de Exposiciones Rekalde; 0Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Cindy Sherman, March 1996 - March 1997, no. 14, p. 10, illustrated (another example illustrated)

Catherine Morris, The Essential: Cindy Sherman, New York 1999, p. 43, illustrated (another example illustrated)

Shelley Rice, ed., Inverted Odysseys: Claude Cahun, Maya Deren, Cindy Sherman, Cambridge 1999, no. 1.3, p. 7, illustrated (another example illustrated)

Gunilla Knape, ed., Cindy Sherman: The Hasselblad Award 1999, Göteborg 2000, p. 41, illustrated (another example illustrated)

Harriet Schoenholz Bee and Cassandra Heliczer, eds., MoMA Highlights: 350 Works from The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York 2004, p. 295, illustrated (another example illustrated)

Johanna Burton, Cindy Sherman, Cambridge and London 2006, no. 28, p. 102, illustrated (another example illustrated)

Gabriele Schor, ‘Cindy's Original Scene: Doll Clothes. Sherman’s Early Film’, Parkett, Zurich 2006, no. 78, p. 22, illustrated (another example illustrated)

Exh. Cat., Greenwich, Bruce Museum, Cindy Sherman: Works from Friends of the Bruce Museum, January - April 2011, p. 33, illustrated (another example illustrated)

Daniel Birnbaum, Cornelia H. Bulter and Suzanne Cotter, Defining Contemporary Art: 25 Years in 200 Pivotal Artworks, London 2011, p. 30, illustrated (another example illustrated)

Will Gompertz, What Are You Looking At? 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye, London 2012, p. 353, no. 31, illustrated (another example illustrated)

Paul Moorhouse, Cindy Sherman, London 2014, no. 32, pp. 29, 37, illustrated (another example illustrated)

Gabrielle Selz, Unstill Life: A Daughter's Memoir of Art and Love in the Age of Abstraction, New York 2014, p. 274, illustrated (another example illustrated)

Douglas Crimp, Before Pictures, Chicago 2016, pp. 254, 256 (text) and p. 257, illustrated (another example illustrated)

Nicholas Mirzoeff, How to See the World, New York 2016, pp. 52-53, illustrated (another example illustrated)

Amsterdam, The Stedelijk Museum, Cindy Sherman, December 1982, no. 17, n.p., illustrated (another example exhibited)

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Cindy Sherman, July - October 1987, no. 17, n.p., illustrated (another example exhibited)

Basel, Kunsthalle Basel; Munich, Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst; London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Cindy Sherman, March - September 1991, p. 19, illustrated (another example exhibited)

Washington, D.C., Hirshhorn Museum, Directions: Cindy Sherman: Film Stills, March - June 1995, no. 21, n.p., illustrated (another example exhibited)

Hamburg, Deichtorhallen; Malmö, Kunsthall; Luzerne, Kustmuseum, Cindy Sherman: Photographic Work 1975-1995, May 1995 - February 1996, no. 4, p. 32, illustrated (another example exhibited)

Shiga, Museum of Modern Art; Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art; Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cindy Sherman, July - December 1996, no. 18, pp. 69, 180, illustrated (another example exhibited) 

New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Complete Untitled Film Stills: Cindy Sherman, June - September 1997, p. 16 (text) and p. 35, illustrated (another example exhibited)

Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; Prague, Galerie Rudolfinum; London, Barbican Art Gallery; Bordeaux, CAPC, Musée d'art Contemporain de Bordeaux; Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art; Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Cindy Sherman: Retrospective, November 1997 - January 2000, no. 22, p. 68, illustrated (another example exhibited)

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, The American Century: Art and Culture 1900-2000, Part II, September 1999 - February 2000 (another example exhibited)

Paris, Jeu de Paume; Bregenz, Kunsthaus Bregenz; Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art; Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Cindy Sherman, May 2006 - September 2007, n.p. and p. 242, illustrated (another example exhibited)

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Pittsburgh, Andy Warhol Museum, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, September 2012 - April 2013, no. 143, p. 109, illustrated (another example exhibited)

New York, The Museum of Modern Art; San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art, Cindy Sherman, February - June 2013, p. 40 (text) and p. 103, no. 35, illustrated (another example exhibited)

Basel, Kunstmuseum Basel, Von Bildern. Strategien der Aneignung, August 2015 - January 2016, n.p. (text) (another example exhibited)

London, Saatchi Gallery, From Selfie to Self-Expression, March - May 2017 (another example exhibited)