Magic Time, 1975/2014 by Cindy Sherman

Toned gelatin silver print
5" × 3 1/2" (image); 7" × 5" (sheet)
Edition of 20 with 4 artist’s proofs
Signed, dated, and numbered by the artist
Titled by Lynne Tillman and published on
the occasion of Triple Canopy’s 2014 benefit
Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures
For more information, please write to fatima@canopycanopycanopy.com.

Triple Canopy is pleased to announce a new edition by Cindy Sherman, published on the occasion of the magazine’s 2014 benefit honoring novelist, short-story writer, and critic Lynne Tillman. Magic Time is a photograph taken early in the artist’s career, in 1975; it is associated with a series of twenty-three self-portraits that tracks a gradual transition of the artist’s persona from a bookish girl to glamorous vamp.

Titled Magic Time by Tillman, the work is emblematic of Sherman’s larger interests in artifice and the creation of identity, which the artist has explored through makeup, costume, setting, and pose, and in recent years through digital photography. Tillman explains how the edition came about: “Cindy selected three pictures, earlier works, from which I could choose. I decided on the girl/woman I called, in my mind, ‘the flapper.’ Then I titled it/her Magic Time because her expression, makeup, and outfit suggested a desire to live out a fantasy.”

Sherman has been creating work since the mid-1970s and in 2012 was the subject of a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. This year her work is featured in group shows at the Museum of Modern Art Fort Worth, Texas; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; me Collectors Room/Olbricht Foundation, Berlin; and the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.

Special thanks to Metro Pictures for its generous support.

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