Photography

Sherman, Cindy (1954)

The American photographer is noticed in the late 1970s when she begins capturing herself, clad in an arsenal of costumes, wigs and made up to incarnate various characters in intriguing tableaux, from little girls to clowns, celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe or Lucille Ball as well as art history subjects borrowed to Botticelli. Inspired by cinema, art, fashion and photography, Cindy Sherman questions how contemporary media expose women but also analyses gender and class identity by the use of the grotesque and a certain playful regression that has to do with childhood and dress-up games. With her self-portraits, the American artist hands a mirror to spectators and the Zeitgeist, and the more we see of her, the less recognizable she is. She has always managed to appear in her photographs without giving anything away about her intimacy: ‘I’m not about revealing myself’. In a way, Cindy Sherman had presaged the age of Photoshop and reality TV makeovers, an age when transformation and distortion have become a norm. 

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #45, 1979
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #45, 1979
Cindy Sherman, Untitled (Under the World Trade Center), 1980-2001
Cindy Sherman, Untitled (Under the World Trade Center), 1980-2001
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #57, 1980
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #57, 1980
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1977
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1977
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2010
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2010
Cindy Sherman, Lucille Ball, 1975
Cindy Sherman, Lucille Ball, 1975
Cindy Sherman, Untitled (As Marilyn Monroe), 1982
Cindy Sherman, Untitled (As Marilyn Monroe), 1982
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #477, 2008
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #477, 2008
Cindy Sherman, Untitled from The Fairy Tale Series, 1985
Cindy Sherman, Untitled from The Fairy Tale Series, 1985
Cindy Sherman, Mrs. Claus, 1990
Cindy Sherman, Mrs. Claus, 1990
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1983
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1983
Cindy Sherman, Untitled (The Daughter), 1976/2000
Cindy Sherman, Untitled (The Daughter), 1976/2000
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #153, 1985
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #153, 1985
 Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1981
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1981
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #184, 1988
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #184, 1988
Cindy Sherman, Untitled (Madonna), 1975-1997
Cindy Sherman, Untitled (Madonna), 1975-1997
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1982
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1982
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1983
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1983
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1982
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1982
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1982
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1982
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1994
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1994
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1981
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1981
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still, 1978
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still, 1978
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still, 1977
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still, 1977
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still, 1978
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still, 1978
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still, 1980
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still, 1980
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still, 1979
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still, 1979
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2004
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2004
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1981
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1981
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2008
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2008
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2010/ 2011
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2010/ 2011
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #84, 1978
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #84, 1978
Cindy Sherman, Untitled (From Rear Screen Projections), 1980-2000
Cindy Sherman, Untitled (From Rear Screen Projections), 1980-2000
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2002/2004
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2002/2004
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1982
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1982
Cindy Sherman, Woman in Sun Dress, 2003
Cindy Sherman, Woman in Sun Dress, 2003
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2010/2012
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2010/2012
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1983
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1983
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2010/2012
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2010/2012
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1976/ 2005
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1976/ 2005
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1983
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1983
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1976/ 2005
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1976/ 2005
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2007/ 2008
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2007/ 2008
Cindy Sherman, Untitled # 225, 1990
Cindy Sherman, Untitled # 225, 1990
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #66, 1980
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #66, 1980
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #92, 1981
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #92, 1981
Cindy Sherman, Unititled Film Still #14, 1978
Cindy Sherman, Unititled Film Still #14, 1978
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