Untitled Film Still (#32)

Untitled Film Still (#32)
signed and dated 'Cindy Sherman 1979' (lower right margin); signed again, numbered and dated 'Cindy Sherman 3/3 1979' (on a paper label affixed to the backing board)
gelatin silver print mounted on board
30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm.)
Executed in 1979. this work is number three from an edition of three.
Metro Pictures, New York
L. Thomas and P. D'Agostino, eds., Still Photography, The Problematic Model, San Francisco, 1981, p. 20 (illustrated on the cover).
P. Schjeldahl and I. M. Danoff, Cindy Sherman, Munich, 1984, pl. 20 (illustrated).
A.C. Danto, Untitled Film Stills: Cindy Sherman, Munich, 1990/1998, pl. 20 (illustrated).
R. Krauss, Cindy Sherman: 1975-1993, New York, 1993, p. 39 (illustrated).
Z. Felix and M. Schwander, eds., Cindy Sherman: Photographic Work 1975-1995, Munich, 1995, pl. 17 (illustrated).
L. Verena, Film Stills: Cindy Sherman and Her 'Film Stills'--Frozen Performances, Rotterdam, 1996, no. 15 (illustrated).
H. Muschamp, "Knowing Looks: Cindy Sherman's Sixty-Nine '70s," Art Forum, May/June 1997, p. 109 (illustrated).
D. Frankel, ed., The Complete Untitled Film Stills: Cindy Sherman, New York, 2003, p. 24 (illustrated).
A. Heil and W. Schoppmann, eds., YES YES YES YES: Difference and Repetition in Pictures of the Olbricht Collection, Bnnigheim, 2005, p. 162 (illustrated).
J. Burton, ed., Cindy Sherman, Cambridge, Mass., 2006, p. 18 (illustrated).
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum; Ghent, Gewad; Bristol, Watershed Gallery; Southhampton, John Hansard Gallery; Erlangen, Palais Stutterheim; West Berlin, Haus Am Waldsee; Geneva, Centre d'Art Contemporain; Copenhagen, Sonja Henie and Neils Onstadt Foundation; Humblebaek, Louisiana Museum, Cindy Sherman, December 1982-January 1984, no. 20 (illustrated, another example exhibited).
Tokyo, Laforet Museum Harajuku, Next Wave of American Women Vol. 2, Chindy Sherman, April-May 1984, p. 6 (illustrated).
New York, Whitney Museum of Modern Art, Cindy Sherman, July-October 1987, pl. 20 (illustrated, another example exhibited).
Washington D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Directions Cindy Sherman: Film Stills, March-June 1995 (illustrated, another example exhibited).
Deichtorhallen Hamburg; Malmö Kunsthall and Kunstmuseum Luzern, Cindy Sherman: Photographien 1975-1995, May 1995-February 1996 (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. 72 (illustrated, another example exhibited).
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam; Madrid, Palacio de Velàzques, Parque del Retiro Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia; Bilbao, Sala de Exposiciones REKALDE and Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Cindy Sherman, March 1996-March 1997 pl. 15 (illustrated, another example exhibitied).
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; Prague, Galerie Rudolfinum; London, Barbican Art Gallery; Le CAPC-Museé d'art contemporain de Bordeaux; Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art and Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Cindy Sherman: Retrospective, November 1997-January 2000 (illustrated, another example exhibited).
Paris, Jeu de Paume; Kunsthaus Bregenz; Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Cindy Sherman, May 2006-September 2007, pp. 46 and 243 (illustrated, another example exhibited).

Lot Essay

The stills are dense with suspense and danger, and they all look as if they were directed by Hitchcock (A. Danto, "Photography and Performance: Cindy Sherman's Stills," Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Stills, New York, 1990, p. 13).

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