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Untitled #150, from the series Fairy Tales

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Cindy Sherman, Untitled #150, from the series Fairy Tales, 1985, chromogenic print, Museum Purchase: Robert Hale Ellis Jr. Fund for the Blanche Eloise Day Ellis and Robert Hale Ellis Memorial Collection, © 1985 Cindy Sherman, Courtesy of Metro Pictures, 86.134

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Title

Untitled #150, from the series Fairy Tales

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series (original language): Fairy Tales

Artist

Cindy Sherman (American, born 1954)

Date

1985

Medium

chromogenic print

Edition

5/6

Dimensions (H x W x D)

49 1/4 in x 66 1/2 in

Collection Area

Photography

Category

Photographs

Object Type

photograph

Culture

American

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Robert Hale Ellis Jr. Fund for the Blanche Eloise Day Ellis and Robert Hale Ellis Memorial Collection

Accession Number

86.134

Copyright

© 1985 Cindy Sherman, Courtesy of Metro Pictures

Terms

chromogenic color prints

photographs

Description

In 1985, Cindy Sherman was commissioned by Vanity Fair magazine to illustrate fairy tales. She read Aesop’s fables, the Brothers Grimm, and various folktales in preparation, seeking out the most frightening among them. Working with masks, prostheses, and theatrical paint, she produced a series of richly colored and macabre images, using herself as the primary model. Currently Sherman is the focus of a major retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art through June 11, 2012; a print of this photograph is featured in the exhibition.

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