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    Sale 7434


    13 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 15

    CINDY SHERMAN (b.1954)

    Untitled Film Still #22, 1978

    Price Realised  

    CINDY SHERMAN (b.1954)
    Untitled Film Still #22, 1978
    gelatin silver print
    signed, dated and numbered '3/10' in ink, '#22' in stylus then '#23' in pencil on verso
    7½ x 9 3/8in. (19 x 23.8cm.)

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    With Galeriá la Máchina Española/Pepe Cobo, Madrid;
    acquired by present owner, 1992.

    Pre-Lot Text


    I was mostly going for the look of European as opposed to Hollywood types....I liked the Hitchcock look, Antonioni, Neorealist stuff. What I didn't want were pictures showing strong emotion....It was in European film stills that I'd find women who were more neutral...[and] I found that more mysterious.



    The Complete Untitled Film Stills: Cindy Sherman, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2003, pp.152-53; this print is reproduced in Miradas en B&N: Colección Ordóñez-Falcón de Fotografía, 2004, p.177.


    Valencia, Spain, Institute Valencia d'Art Modern, La Colección Ordóñez-Falcón de Fotografía, 16 October 1996 - 16 February 1997; Castellón, Spain, Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castellón, Micropolíticas II, 25 April - 22 June 2003.