Cindy ShermanUntitled Film Still #53 1980, reprinted 1998

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Artist
Cindy Sherman (born 1954)
Title
Untitled Film Still #53
Date 1980, reprinted 1998
MediumPhotograph, gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensionsimage: 695 x 970 mm frame: 895 x 1192 x 32 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Janet Wolfson de Botton 1996
Reference
P11519
Not on display

Summary

Untitled Film Stills is a series of sixty-nine black-and-white photographs made between 1977 and 1980. In them Sherman appears as fictitious characters in scenarios resembling moments in a film. She used vintage clothing, wigs and makeup to create a range of female personae which she then photographed in apparently solitary, unguarded moments of reflection, undress, or in conversation with somebody off-set and outside of the frame. The ‘stills’ are set in a variety of interior locations as well as outside in urban and rural landscapes. They were begun shortly after Sherman moved to New York city with the artist Robert Longo (born 1953)… (read more)

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