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Cindy Sherman (b. 1954)
Untitled (#424)
signed and dated 'Cindy Sherman 2004' (on a label affixed to the reverse)
colour photograph
54 3/8 x 55¼in. (137.9 x 140.2cm.)
Executed in 2004, this work is from an edition of six
Provenance
Metro Pictures, New York.
Sprüth Magers, Munich.
Literature
Cindy Sherman: Clowns, exh. cat., Hanover, Kestnergesellschaft, 2004 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, p. 33).
Cindy Sherman, exh. cat., Paris, Jeu de Paume, 2006 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, pp. 214-215 and 269).
Plastic Culture: Legacies of Pop 1986-2008, exh. cat., Preston (Lancashire), Harris Museum and Art Gallery, 2009 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, unpaged).
Exhibited
New York, Metro Pictures, Cindy Sherman, 2004.
London, Sprüth Magers, Cindy Sherman Clowns, 2004-05.

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Lot Essay

'The choice of the clown image implies not only the endorsement of a pictorial or poetic motif, but also an alternative, parodic way of addressing the question of art itself...The artist's ironic game is an interpretation of the self, by the self: a mocking revelation of the true nature of art and the artist'
(J. Starobinski, quoted in J.-P. Criqui, 'The Lady Vanishes', Cindy Sherman, exh. cat., Paris, 2006, p. 273).

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