Bill Woodrow

Nitrogen

1994

Medium
Linocut on paper
Dimensions
Image: 381 x 357 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1994
Reference
P77720

Display caption

Since the mid-1970s Sherman has been making portraits featuring herself in a myriad of guises and situations. Paradoxically, her intention is to encourage self-reflection in the viewer: 'I'm trying to make other people recognise something of themselves rather than me', she explains. In these photographs, she appears as a model covering herself up after posing for a nude centrefold. Her sometimes wounded, sometimes confrontational gaze suggests exploitation rather than glamour.

Gallery label, August 2004