Cindy Sherman

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Cindy Sherman has had a profound influence on the artists of her generation. Alluring and repellent, her hilarious art treats issues of femininity, the role of women in society, sexuality, and the act of making photographs. In Sherman's portrayals of B-grade '50s and '60s Hollywood heroines, fashion models, and subjects from Old Masters paintings, she serves as subject and object of her own work. Sherman's newer work catapults artificial body parts, decapitated dolls, and grisly...
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Overview

Cindy Sherman has had a profound influence on the artists of her generation. Alluring and repellent, her hilarious art treats issues of femininity, the role of women in society, sexuality, and the act of making photographs. In Sherman's portrayals of B-grade '50s and '60s Hollywood heroines, fashion models, and subjects from Old Masters paintings, she serves as subject and object of her own work. Sherman's newer work catapults artificial body parts, decapitated dolls, and grisly scenes of violence to the fore.

Do you know why: We are so engaged, amused, and horrified by Cindy Sherman's images? Sherman's photographs of herself are not really self-portraits? Sherman's photographs are Rorschachs for the end of the 20th century?

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  • ISBN-13: 9780740702877
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/15/1999
  • Series: Essential Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 6.11 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

A new kind of Picture 5
The un-photographer 11
Dress-up, make-believe 15
Buffalo beckons 21
Deck the Hallwalls 26
Cutouts for fun 32
Untitled Film Stills breakthrough 35
Artists Space 45
Pictures, pictures on the wall 46
Pulling up the Rear 53
Front and Centerfolds 56
Pink robes 63
A Fashion statement 71
Fabulous fairies 76
Flirting with disaster 82
Playing with history 89
What a doll! 94
From Surrealism to Hollywood 103
Doing it Cindy's way 107
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