CULTURE & ARTS
10/27/2014 12:32 pm ET Updated Oct 27, 2014

Christie's to offer 21 seminal works from Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Stills series

NEW YORK, NY.- On November 12, Christie’s evening sale of Post-War and Contemporary art will offer twenty one examples from Cindy Sherman’s seminal Untitled Film Still series with a pre-sale estimate of $6-9 million. Widely regarded as one of the most influential and original bodies of work to emerge from the Contemporary art scene, Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills transcend the boundaries of both conceptual art and photography—providing an entirely new avenue of investigation for artists who have since tried to emulate her. So influential have her Untitled Film Stills been that in 1995 The Museum of Modern Art in New York purchased the entire series from the artist in order to preserve the work in its entirety. The distinctive group being offered at Christie’s was carefully selected and acquired by the renowned curator and collector Ydessa Hendeles. Cindy Sherman's black and white images cast her in a variety of female roles that are both witty and provocative, examining, as they do, both the nature of modern photography and the question of identity in the modern media age. Sherman plays and stages each role personally, with an acute eye for costume; her characters are inspired by the movies she watched growing up in her youth, each figure carefully cast to reflect the vital nerve that movies touch in our culture as a vehicle for influencing and reflecting modern society.

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