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signed, numbered and dated 'Cindy Sherman 1⁄10 1981' (on a paper label affixed to the reverse)
chromogenic color print
24 x 48 in. (61 x 121.9 cm.)
Executed in 1981. This work is number one from an edition of ten plus two artist's proofs.
Metro Pictures, New York
Ninah and Michael Lynne, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2013
P. Schjeldahl and M. Danoff, Cindy Sherman, Munich 1984, no. 59, (illustrated).
R. Krauss, Cindy Sherman 1975-1993, New York 1993, p. 104 (illustrated).
R. Krauss, Bachelors, Cambridge 1999, p. 135 (illustrated).
New York, Metro Pictures, Cindy Sherman, November 1981.
New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Cindy Sherman, July-October, 1987, no. 59 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
Ridgefield, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art; Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum; Portland Museum of Art; Charlottesville, University of Virginia, Bayly Art Museum; Boston, Massachusetts College of Art, Bakalar Gallery and Clinton, Hamilton College, Emerson Gallery, Making it Real, November 1996-February 1999 (another example exhibited).
New York, Skarstedt Gallery, Cindy Sherman - Centerfolds, 1981, May - June 2003, pp.18-19 (illustrated).
Paris, Jeu de Paume; Austria, Kunsthaus Bregenz; Copenhagen, Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst; Berlin, Martin Gropius Bau, Cindy Sherman, May 2006-September 2007 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
New York, Museum of Modern Art; San Franciso Museum of Modern Art; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center and Dallas Museum of Art, Cindy Sherman, February 2011-June 2013, pp. 134 and 150-151, pl. 101 (illustrated).
Oslo, Astrup Fearnley Museum; Stockholm, Moderna Museet and Kunsthaus Zurich, Untitled Horrors, May 2013-September 2014 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
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Lot Essay

“I wanted a man opening up the magazine to suddenly look at it in expectation of something lascivious and then feel like the violator that they would be, looking at this woman who’s perhaps a victim...[although] I didn’t think of them as victims at the time” (Cindy Sherman, Cindy Sherman: Nobody’s Here but Me, directed by Mark Stokes, a Cinecontact production for BBC and the Arts Council of Great Britain, aired April 24, 1994, on BBC 2).

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