Contribution by Rochelle Steiner and Erika Balsom and Magda Keaney, Edited by Paul Moorhouse
Featuring 230 key works from Cindy Sherman's most celebrated photo series--including Untitled Film Stills, Centerfolds, Cover Girls, Fashion, and Society Portraits--this is the first book to address her work through the lens of portraiture and style in the era of social media and selfies.
Cindy Sherman is among the most influential artists of her generation. Using herself as a model in a range of costumes in invented situations, she plays with images created and popularized by mass media, popular culture, and fine art. Television, advertising, magazines, fashion, and Old Master paintings--they are all fair game.
Whether using makeup, costumes, props, or prosthetics to manipulate her own appearance, or devising elaborate narrative tableaux, the entire body of forty years' work constitutes a distinctive response to contemporary culture.
About The Author
Erika Balsom is a film critic and senior lecturer at King's College London. Magda Keaney is senior curator of photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Paul Moorhouse is an independent curator and writer, formerly curator at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Rochelle Steiner is associate director and chief curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery.