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Forever fascinated with the construction of contemporary identity and the nature of representation, here Cindy Sherman takes on the applied arts, presenting an homage to an original design commissioned by Madame De Pompadour in 1756 at the Manufacture Royale de Sevres. In her version, Sherman casts herself as Madame de Pompadour, depicted on both on the front of the teapot and inside the teacup. The result of transferring the design onto porcelain through 16 photo-silkscreens, the set is also painted at Ancienne Manufacture Royale, then individually signed and numbered.

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Cindy Sherman (American, b. 1954) is a contemporary photographer, filmmaker and performance artist. She is widely known for her distinct shooting style and her singular choice of subject: herself. Through various disguises, prosthetics, and makeup, Sherman brings to focus the nature of representation and femininity with reference to various literary and internet media as source inspiration. Her works allude to the contemporary construction of identity as either a product of popular culture or as reactions to various, socially-defined, female personality types mined from present society. She has been exhibited internationally.

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Madame de Pompadour (née Poisson) Tea Set (Yellow), 1990
Lot Number 9
21 piece porcelain tea set
20 x 15 x 14 in (50.8 x 38.1 x 35.56 cm)
Edition of 75
Stamped on verso (each piece)

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Madame de Pompadour (née Poisson) Tea Set (Yellow)
  • Dimensions
    20 x 15 x 14 in (50.8 x 38.1 x 35.56 cm)