Bleached hair, botoxed lips, caked-on makeup, gaudy fur coat: this outrageous and fabulous character is staged, modeled, and photographed by the prolific Cindy Sherman. Brash and confrontational yet engrossing, the photograph asks the viewer to consider the construction and perception of identity. Sherman addresses how our youth- and status-obsessed culture affects both the experience and representation of aging.
With her recent retrospective at MoMA, Sherman has solidified her place as one of the most important and influential contemporary artists, so don’t miss this chance to collect one of her self-portraits.
WHERE TO BUY
On November 19, the acclaimed Stephen Petronio dance company is holding ART ♥ STEPHEN PETRONIO COMPANY, a benefit art auction to support the creation of new works, public performances, and educational programming.
Bidding on Cindy Sherman’s Untitled portrait starts at $45,000, and the piece is valued at $70,000. In addition to the Sherman photograph, the auction includes works by Cecily Brown, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol, as well as a selection of works with starting bids in the $800 to $2,500 range. Purchase tickets here and view works in the auction here (online bidding runs from October 25 – November 19). Absentee bids will be accepted.
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2010/2012. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.