Cindy Sherman – That’s Me

Cindy Sherman: ‘Marilyn’, 1999, Offset lithograph, 15 × 11 in / 38.1 × 27.9 cm. This lithograph is from the Jubilee Portfolio published by Schirmer/Moser, Munich to celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary.

Cindy Sherman: ‘Offset lithograph, 15 × 11 in / 38.1 × 27.9 cm. This lithograph is from the Jubilee Portfolio published by Schirmer/Moser, Munich to celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary. Price on Request

About this Artwork

Known for slipping seamlessly behind the rotating masks of fairy tale characters, centerfold models, historical figures, and clowns, Cindy Sherman tackles popular tropes in her photographs and brilliantly dismantles the stereotypes surrounding the roles she embodies. By exploring the myriad constructions of female identity and the body in our culture, Sherman imitates and confronts assorted representational stereotypes, becoming for many an icon of the contemporary concerns of feminism and postmodernism.

Cindy Sherman: ‘Marilyn’, 1999, Offset lithograph, 15 × 11 in / 38.1 × 27.9 cm. This lithograph is from the Jubilee Portfolio published by Schirmer/Moser, Munich to celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary.

About the Artist

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. Sherman’s work is a lens through which to view contemporary art and its ongoing concern with the profound issues of the structures of the self. Film has had a profound influence on Sherman and is an inspiration for much of her work. Part of the first generation of Americans raised on television, she was fully steeped in mass-media culture from a young age, and she recalls watching films such as Rear Window and La Jetée as formative experiences. In college in the 1970s, she immersed herself in film, studying under the avant-garde filmmaker Paul Sharits and experimenting with the medium of film alongside photography.

More Artwotk by this Artist

Cindy Sherman: ‘Untitled`, 1990, C- print, 8 x 10 in, edition of 300. Price on Request

 

Cindy Sherman: ‘Untitled`, 1993, Light box with transparency, 155 x 100 x 8,5 cm (61 x 39½ x 3¼ in.), signed and numbered. Edition of 15. Price on Request

 

Cindy Sherman: ‘Untitled (from: For Joseph Beuys)’, 1986, from the portfolio For Joseph Beuys, ektacolor photograph, 81,3 x 59,5 cm (32¾ x 23½ in.). Edition of 90 + XXX, signed and numbered.  Price on Request

Cindy Sherman: ‘Untitled (Mask), 1992, Cibachrome, 61 x 51 cm, (24 x 20 in.), edition of 125, signed and numbered. Price on Request