Cindy Sherman By By Eva Respini with a contribution by Johanna Burton and a conversation between Cindy Sherman and John Waters
By Eva Respini. With a contribution by Johanna Burton and a conversation between Cindy Sherman and John Waters.
Cindy Sherman is one of the most influential and consistently original artists of our time. Masquerading as a myriad of characters in front of her own camera, Sherman creates invented personas and provocative tableaus that examine the construction of identity and the nature of representation. Her works speak to our increasingly image-saturated world, drawing on the unlimited supply of visual material provided by the mass media, pop culture, and art history. Whether portraying a career girl or a blond bombshell, a fashion victim or a clown, a French aristocrat or a society lady of a certain age, Sherman’s work has always had the ability to reflect the ideas of the culture at large and to resonate with a wide audience.
Cindy Sherman presents the most up-to-date overview of her groundbreaking career, from the mid-1970s to the present, and provides new insight into the work of this relentlessly innovative artist.