CINDY SHERMAN "FORTUNE TELLER" PHOTOGRAPH, 1993
This is a fantastic and rare Cindy Sherman photograph- a perfect entry-level piece to collecting one of the most influential and esteemed artists of the 20th century.
With a long and extremely diverse career, much of Sherman’s work places her in the image's centre, for various conceptual explorations ranging from feminine identity to art historical archetypes.This is one of Sherman's most memorable works expressing her signature style. It is a highly-stylized image where Sherman has erased herself by using prosthetics, costume, lighting, body language, and props all which help rebuild herself as another character.
In this image, Cindy Sherman immerses herself into the role of a fortune teller. Her costume, possessed expression, and crystal ball dramatically infer that she is in the middle of a reading (or performance). Mysteriously, the crystal ball and background symbols contain the 4 quarters of a clock (3, 6, 9, and 12). While the symbols for male and female and the infinity sign appear in the backdrop. Both beguiling and whimsical, this image marks the era of Sherman's triumphant return to photographing herself after erasing herself and using only prosthetics and dolls parts in her "Sex" portfolio (1992).
Sherman’s work is represented in every major public collection including SF MoMA, Tate Gallery (London), and Centre Georges Pompidou (Pairs) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC).
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Untitled (Fortune Teller)
Signed and dated in ballpoint pen and ink on verso
6.5"H 5"W (work)
15.5"H 13.5"W (framed)
Very good condition
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