Cindy Sherman

The Art and Photography of Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman not unlike Andy Warhol is one of the most prolific photographic artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

For four decades, Sherman has probed the construction of identity, playing with the visual and cultural codes of art, celebrity, gender, and photography. She is among the most significant artists of the Pictures Generation—a group that also includes Richard Prince, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, and Robert Longo.

Her earliest works centered on wistful snapshots of Sherman as a housewife or lonely young woman holding a personals ad. Later Sherman began to recreate filmstills such as that below of her as Lucille Ball. Eventually, her works have take a turn towards the grotesque, focusing on American’s obsession with beauty through plastic surgery, the artificiality of our society and perhaps more extreme, sex and death.

An excellent interview of Sherman by filmmaker John Waters can be found at:

Her work remains accessible in the open market and appears regularly at auction typically selling between a minimum of $3,000 for a small image to her earliest images which have exceeded $3,000,000 exclusive of buyer’s premium.




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