Her only theme is herself in ever changing situations that are not related to her real life. After the first group of views, she changes her face, her hair, her age. On each image, she is alone. The gaze is more or less in complicity with the voyeur. When she closes the series in 1980, she had achieved a remarkable overview of the life of any modern young woman.
The edition of the Untitled Film Stills is in black and white 25 x 20 cm with a maximum of ten prints per view. Twenty one photos from a collection are for sale in one lot at Christie's in New York on November 12, lot 13 estimated $ 6M. Curiously, this lot includes only views from those printed in ten copies, raising hopes that rarest photos will appear in other sales.
This group ranges from number 2 to 83, providing an excellent demonstration of the variety in the series: private interiors of 1977, New York, holidays, as well as funny or tragic images such as with the diving mask or the swollen eye. View 48 shows the hitchhiker of which another copy was sold for $ 1,56M including premium at Christie's on November 12, 2013.
Nobody can better comment on the creative work of Cindy Sherman than the artist herself. I invite you to play the video shared by Christie's.