CINDY SHERMAN "DOLL WITH MASK" PHOTOGRAPH, 1987
This is a fantastic early Cindy Sherman - 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 construction of the image.
This work shows the origins of her use of clown imagery, a theme which she comes back to in the early 2000’s and continues up until today. Also, the inclusion of plastics, in the form of a doll, is evidence of her use of prosthetics and doll parts which enveloped the entirety of her highly socio-political “Sex Pictures” series from 1992, interrogating the objectification of women.
This image, conceptually and aesthetically also foreshadows most of her work in the 1990's in series such as "History Portraits" (1988-90) and "Broken Dolls" (1999).
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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"Doll With Mask"
Chromogenic print on Kodak paper
Signed, dated 1987 and numbered from an edition of 125 verso
24"H 20"W (work)
Very good condition
Note: work is in the original plastic sleeve