Cindy Sherman: Retrospective (Thames and Hudson, 1997)

Cindy Sherman (American, b. 1954) is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential artists in contemporary art. Throughout her career, she has presented a sustained, eloquent, and provocative exploration of the construction of contemporary identity and the nature of representation, drawn from the unlimited supply of images from movies, TV, magazines, the Internet, and art history.

Working as her own model for more than 30 years, Sherman has captured herself in a range of guises and personas which are at turns amusing and disturbing, distasteful and affecting.

To create her photographs, she assumes multiple roles of photographer, model, makeup artist, hairdresser, stylist, and wardrobe mistress. With an arsenal of wigs, costumes, makeup, prosthetics, and props, Sherman has deftly altered her physique and surroundings to create a myriad of intriguing tableaus and characters, from screen siren to clown to aging socialite.

Artist: https://www.moma.org/artists/5392

Iris DeMent: Let The Mystery Be (from Infamous Angel , 1992)

Infamous Angel is the debut studio album of American country music singer-songwriter Iris DeMent. It was released by Philo Records in 1992; the liner notes were written by John Prine. The Transatlantic Sessions version of Let the Mystery Be became the theme song for the second season and series finale of The Leftovers.

Cindy Sherman: Retrospective is the first major American museum exhibition to survey the complete works of Cindy Sherman.

Totaling 156 works, the exhibition presents in-depth selections from each of the artist’s major series from the mid-1970s through the present, including the Untitled Film Stills (1977–80), Rear Screen Projections (1980–81), Centerfolds (1981), Pink Robes (1982), Fashion (1983–84), Fairy Tales (1985), Disasters (1986–89), History Portraits (1989–90), Sex Pictures (1992), and the Horror and Surrealist Pictures (1994–96).

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Publisher: Thames and Hudson

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