Edition of 150
10 x 8 inches each (25.4 x 20.3 cm each)
Cindy Sherman rose to prominence with the “Untitled Film Stills” (1977–80), a series of photographs in which the artist captured herself enacting seemingly familiar pop culture clichés. The diptych, “Untitled,” comes right after this series but was not printed until 2012. The work portrays one character involved with photography and another with painting, all with gender undefined. Sherman is critiquing the construction of identity, whether in art, gender, and/or photography. As is true throughout her career, Sherman draws attention to the artificiality and ambiguity of stereotypes and thus helps viewers understand a much more complicated reality.