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Title

Untitled #72

1980

Artist

Cindy Sherman

United States of America

19 Jan 1954 -

  • Details

    Other Titles
    MP#72
    Untitled 1980
    Date
    1980
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    type C photograph
    Edition
    3/5
    Dimensions
    40.0 x 59.9 cm image; 50.6 x 60.8 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed c. verso, ink "Cindy Sherman". Not dated.

    Credit
    Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 1986
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    371.1986
    Copyright
    © Courtesy Cindy Sherman and Metro Pictures

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    Cindy Sherman

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  • About

    For Cindy Sherman, photography allowed her to work alone with her ideas and to try on different personae and see how these translated into a flat photographic image. Rather than having a specific political intent, Sherman initially seems to have been more, and quite narcissistically, interested in the effect of changing herself temporarily, knowingly, ironically.

    'Even though I have never actively thought of my work as feminist or as a political statement, certainly everything in it is drawn from my observations as a woman in this culture. And a part of that is a love-hate thing - being infatuated with makeup and glamour and detesting it at the same time. It comes from trying to look like a proper young lady or look as sexy or as beautiful as you can make yourself, and also feeling like a prisoner in that structure.' Cindy Sherman 1997

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 5 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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