Cindy Sherman


This is a fantastic and rare example of an early Cindy Sherman - a perfect entry-level piece to collecting one of the most influential and esteemed artists of the 20th century.

This image, from the Fairy Tales series of 1985, conceptually and aesthetically foreshadows most of her work in the 1990's in series such as "History Portraits" (1988-90), "Sex" (1992) and "Broken Dolls" (1999).

This particular image has a curious resemblance to, again foreshadowing, Emma Thomson's character in the Harry Potter franchise.

It is during this specific period of "Fairy Tales" where Sherman first begins to experiment with manequins and prosthetics to create extreme characters with exaggerated or grotesque body parts. It is also during the mid-eighties where Sherman switches to working almost exclusively in color.

The large-format "Fairy Tales" were for the most part printed in editions of 6...and have become extremely valuable. In November 2010, "Untitled #153" (from Fairy Tales) sold for $2.7 million at Philips. To date the entire series, and the entire editions have been acquired by major museums.
This edition, in a smaller format and larger run, was created as a benefit print. 

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Untitled (from the Fairy Tale series)

Color C-print on Kodak paper

Signed, dated 1985 and numbered in ink verso by the artist
From an edition of 125

14"H 14"W (work)

Very good condition

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