Cindy Sherman, Untitled #259, 1992
Untitled #259, 1992. color photograph 60 x 40 in. (152.4 x 101.6 cm) Signed, numbered, and dated "Cindy Sherman, 1/6, 1993" on the reverse. This work is number one from an edition of six.
PROVENANCE Metro Pictures, New York
EXHIBITED Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cindy Sherman Retrospective, November 2, 1997-February 1, 1998; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, February 28-May 31, 1998; Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, June 25-August 23, 1998; Barbican Art Gallery, London, September 10-December 13, 1998; CAPC Musée d'art Contemporain, Bordeaux, February 6-April 25, 1999; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, June 4-August 29, 1999; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, October 1, 1999-January 2, 2000
LITERATURE A. Cruz, E. A. T. Smith and A. Jones, Cindy Sherman Retrospective, London, 1997, p. 121 (illustrated) J. Rouart, ed., Cindy Sherman, Paris, Jeu de Paume, 2006, pp. 165, 258 (illustrated) R. Krauss, Cindy Sherman 1975-1993, New York, 1993, p. 211 (illustrated)
'While Lynda Benglis and Kiki Smith - paralleling Marcel Duchamp's sexual objects of the 1950s - draw on the three-dimensionality of sculpture to merge concavity and convexity into a confusion of sexual parts, Sherman (as always) makes use of the illusionary space of the photograph to stage the merging of female and male into a repulsive amputated erotic object (subject?).' (A. Jones, "Tracing the Subject with Cindy Sherman", Cindy Sherman Retrospective, London, 1997, p. 47)