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.
Publisher: Thames and Hudson (1997)
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).
Installation views of Cindy Sherman: Retrospective, November 2, 1997 – February 1, 1998 at MOCA Grand Ave, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photos by Brian Forrest.
Book Specs: Format:Paperback with flaps /// Size:30.5 x 23.1 cm /// Extent:232 pp /// Illustrations:279 /// Publication date:10 November 1997 /// ISBN:9780500279878.