Untitled #77, Cindy Sherman
Cindy Sherman
Untitled #77
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Cindy Sherman

Untitled #77, 1980


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50.8 x 61.0 cm
Physical Description
C-Print
Inventory Number
DZF 77
Acquisition
DZ BANK Art Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Work

The woman in front of the window and the one with brown curls by the park bench are one and the same – or rather, they are represented by the same person. Cindy Sherman poses in front of her own camera, not as herself but in the adopted role of another person. The staged photographs play with female stereotypes familiar from cinema, advertising, and magazines, or even the everyday. Sherman questions female identity and related clichés, and also scrutinises the role of the creative artist-as-subject, a notion which had plunged into crisis in the 1960s.

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Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Untitled #77 (Original Title)
Photographer
Serial Number / Edition
4 / 5
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
C-Print
Material
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Property and Acquisition

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Administration
Collection
Creditline
DZ BANK Kunstsammlung im Städel Museum, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Cindy Sherman
Acquisition
DZ BANK Art Collection at the Städel Museum

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Motifs and References

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Primary
  • 48C613 portrait, self-portrait of photographer
  • 41A723 bench
  • 25I13 public gardens, park

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25.01.2021