The photo nicknamed The hitchhiker by her author was taken in 1979 during a holiday in Arizona. It impresses in its mystery. The woman is alone on a road in the countryside. Who is she? Why is she at this place? Where would she like to go?
She has turned for watching the empty horizon with her trunk behind her for a long time. Her long skirt and flat shoes are outdated. The black and white increases the drama, like in Hitchcock: is her hair blond or white?
Under the thick clouds, shadows invade the valley of an unidentified river. If it is dawn, there is hope. If it is twilight, what can happen to this solitary woman? Cindy understands the role of the subconscious in her creative act. Inspired by cinema, she knows that she reconstructs the tragic fate of fragile women who are watched, followed and threatened.
# 48 was edited in 1979 in 10 copies in format 20 x 25 cm. The number 5/10 was sold for $ 1,56M including premium by Christie's on November 12, 2013. The number 2/10 was a highlight within the lot of 21 Untitled Film Stills that sold for $ 6.8 million including premium on 12 November 2014, also at Christie's.
In the same year, 1979, it was also edited in 3 large format copies 76 x 102 cm (30 x 40 inches). The number 1/3 is estimated $ 2.5M for sale by Christie's in New York on May 13, lot 64B.