Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman
Born:
January 19, 1954
Birthplace:
Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States

About Cindy Sherman

“I am trying to make other people recognize something of themselves rather than me.” —Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman is one of the best-known and most important photographers working today. Her decades-long performative practice of photographing herself under different guises has produced many of contemporary art’s most iconic and influential images. At the heart of Sherman’s work is the multitude of identity stereotypes that have arisen throughout both the history of art and the history of advertising, cinema, and media. Sherman reveals and dismantles these stereotypes as well as the mechanics of their production in creating series after series of photographs that focus on particular image-making procedures. The Broad collection has been dedicated to the work of Sherman for over thirty years and its holdings are unmatched globally.

In her first works, small black-and-white photographs known as the Untitled Film Still series, Sherman explored images of women in films of the 1950s and 60s. In the film stills, rather than quoting from recognizable movies, Sherman suggests genres, resulting in characters that emerge as personality types instead of specific actresses. The first six images of the series, including Untitled Film Still #6, 1977, depict the same blonde actress at various stages of her career. Later, the character in Untitled Film Still #34, 1979, appears as a seductress, waiting at home for her lover, and in Untitled Film Still #35, 1979, Sherman might be seen as the trope of the diligent, stay-at-home wife who remains sexually attractive and available to her husband.

In a more recent series, featuring larger color photographs, Sherman restaged the settings of various European portrait paintings of the fifteenth through early nineteenth centuries. In Untitled #205, 1989, Sherman poses as La Fornarina, just as the model might have been painted by her lover, the sixteenth-century Italian painter Raphael, or later by Ingres. Here, however, Sherman’s Fornarina exposes milk-swollen breasts made of plastic and cradles a false pregnant belly beneath her shawl. Sherman’s obvious use of prosthetic body parts and theatrical setting compel the viewer to think about the posturing and modeling of the original historical sources. For this reason, many critics have praised Sherman’s deconstruction of overtly masculine visions of the female in the history of art. 

By Cindy Sherman in the Collection

Cindy Sherman
1975/2011
three gelatin silver prints
10 1/2 x 8 in. (26.7 x 20.3 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1976
six gelatin silver print cutouts mounted on board
Cindy Sherman
1982
chromogenic color print
45 x 30 in. (114.3 x 76.2 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1982
chromogenic color print
45 x 30 1/2 in. (114.3 x 77.47 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1982
chromogenic color print
49 x 30 in. (124.46 x 76.2 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1982
chromogenic color print
45 1/4 x 30 in. (114.94 x 76.2 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1983
chromogenic color print
34 3/4 x 14 1/2 in. (88.27 x 36.83 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1983
chromogenic color print
34 1/2 x 23 1/4 in. (87.63 x 59.06 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1983
chromogenic color print
17 1/2 x 36 in. (44.45 x 91.44 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1983
chromogenic color print
34 1/2 x 21 3/4 in. (87.63 x 55.25 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1983
chromogenic color print
35 1/4 x 21 1/4 in. (89.54 x 53.98 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1983
chromogenic color print
24 1/2 x 33 in. (62.23 x 83.82 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1983
chromogenic color print
19 1/4 x 36 in. (48.9 x 91.44 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1983
chromogenic color print
34 1/2 x 22 1/2 in. (87.63 x 57.15 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1983
chromogenic color print
36 1/4 x 23 1/4 in. (92.08 x 59.06 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1983
chromogenic color print
34 3/4 x 23 1/2 in. (88.27 x 59.69 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1983
chromogenic color print
34 3/4 x 16 1/2 in. (88.27 x 41.91 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1984
chromogenic color print
69 3/4 x 47 3/4 in. (177.17 x 121.29 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1984
chromogenic color print
72 x 47 1/2 in. (182.88 x 120.65 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1984
chromogenic color print
70 1/2 x 47 3/4 in. (179.07 x 121.29 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1984
chromogenic color print
71 x 48 1/2 in. (180.34 x 123.19 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1984
chromogenic color print
71 x 48 1/2 in. (180.34 x 123.19 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1985
chromogenic color print
51 3/4 x 49 3/8 in. (131.45 x 125.41 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1985
chromogenic color print
72 1/2 x 49 3/8 in. (184.15 x 125.41 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1986
chromogenic color print
60 x 90 in. (152.4 x 228.6 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1987
chromogenic color print
85 x 60 in. (215.9 x 152.4 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1987
chromogenic color print (two panels)
96 x 120 in. (243.84 x 304.8 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1989
chromogenic color prints (two panels)
96 1/2 x 73 x 2 5/8 in. (245.11 x 185.42 x 6.67 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1989
chromogenic color print
90 x 60 in. (228.6 x 152.4 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1989
chromogenic color print
48 7/8 x 41 15/16 in. (124.14 x 106.52 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1989
chromogenic color print
66 x 44 in. (167.64 x 111.76 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1989
chromogenic color print
38 3/8 x 27 7/8 in. (97.47 x 70.8 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1989
chromogenic color print
25 x 18 in. (63.5 x 45.72 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1989
chromogenic color print
30 15/16 x 20 7/8 in. (78.58 x 53.02 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1989
chromogenic color print
52 7/8 x 35 7/8 in. (134.3 x 91.12 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1989
chromogenic color print
53 1/2 x 40 1/2 in. (135.89 x 102.87 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1989
chromogenic color print
65 1/2 x 49 1/2 in. (166.37 x 125.73 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1989
chromogenic color print
57 x 41 in. (144.78 x 104.14 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1989
chromogenic color print
37 x 31 in. (93.98 x 78.74 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1989
chromogenic color print
29 1/2 x 24 in. (74.93 x 60.96 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1989
chromogenic color print
74 1/4 x 51 in. (188.6 x 129.54 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1989
chromogenic color print
87 x 56 in. (220.98 x 142.24 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1990
chromogenic color print
48 x 33 in. (121.92 x 83.82 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1990
chromogenic color print
82 x 48 in. (208.28 x 121.92 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1991
chromogenic color print
49 x 72 in. (124.46 x 182.88 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1992
chromogenic color print
50 x 75 in. (127 x 190.5 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1993
chromogenic color print
80 1/2 x 61 in. (204.47 x 154.94 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1993
chromogenic color print
73 x 49 in. (185.42 x 124.46 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1994
chromogenic color print
69 1/4 x 45 1/4 in. (175.9 x 114.94 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1994
chromogenic color print
50 x 33 in. (127 x 83.82 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1994
chromogenic color print
61 x 41 in. (154.94 x 104.14 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1994
Cibachrome
76 x 51 in. (193.04 x 129.54 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1995
Cibachrome
60 x 40 in. (152.4 x 101.6 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1996
Cibachrome
57 1/2 x 38 1/2 in. (146.05 x 97.79 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1996
Cibachrome
57 3/4 x 39 in. (146.69 x 99.06 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1996
Cibachrome
57 7/8 x 38 in. (147 x 96.52 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1999
gelatin silver print
38 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. (97.79 x 64.77 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1999
gelatin silver print
47 1/2 x 31 1/2 in. (120.65 x 80.01 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1999
gelatin silver print
35 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. (90.17 x 59.69 cm)
Cindy Sherman
2000
chromogenic color print
36 x 24 in. (91.44 x 60.96 cm)
Cindy Sherman
2000
chromogenic color print
36 x 24 in. (91.44 x 60.96 cm)
Cindy Sherman
2000
chromogenic color print
36 x 24 in. (91.44 x 60.96 cm)
Cindy Sherman
2000
chromogenic color print
30 x 20 in. (76.2 x 50.8 cm)
Cindy Sherman
2000
chromogenic color print
30 x 20 in. (76.2 x 50.8 cm)
Cindy Sherman
2000
chromogenic color print
36 x 24 in. (91.44 x 60.96 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1976/2000
gelatin silver print
11 5/8 x 9 1/8 x 1 in. (29.53 x 23.18 x 2.54 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1976/2000
gelatin silver print
11 5/8 x 9 1/8 x 1 in. (29.53 x 23.18 x 2.54 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1976/2000
gelatin silver print
11 5/8 x 9 1/8 x 1 in. (29.53 x 23.18 x 2.54 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1976/2000
gelatin silver print
11 5/8 x 9 1/8 x 1 in. (29.53 x 23.18 x 2.54 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1976/2000
gelatin silver print
11 5/8 x 9 1/8 x 1 in. (29.53 x 23.18 x 2.54 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1976/2000
gelatin silver print
11 5/8 x 9 1/8 x 1 in. (29.53 x 23.18 x 2.54 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1976/2000
gelatin silver print
11 5/8 x 9 1/8 x 1 in. (29.53 x 23.18 x 2.54 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1976/2000
gelatin silver print
11 5/8 x 9 1/8 x 1 in. (29.53 x 23.18 x 2.54 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1976/2000
gelatin silver print
11 5/8 x 9 1/8 x 1 in. (29.53 x 23.18 x 2.54 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1976/2000
gelatin silver print
11 5/8 x 9 1/8 x 1 in. (29.53 x 23.18 x 2.54 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1976/2000
gelatin silver print
11 5/8 x 9 1/8 x 1 in. (29.53 x 23.18 x 2.54 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1976/2000
gelatin silver print
11 5/8 x 9 1/8 x 1 in. (29.53 x 23.18 x 2.54 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1976/2000
gelatin silver print
11 5/8 x 9 1/8 x 1 in. (29.53 x 23.18 x 2.54 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1976/2000
gelatin silver print
11 5/8 x 9 1/8 x 1 in. (29.53 x 23.18 x 2.54 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1976/2000
gelatin silver print
11 5/8 x 9 1/8 x 1 in. (29.53 x 23.18 x 2.54 cm)
Cindy Sherman
2000
chromogenic color print
36 x 24 in. (91.44 x 60.96 cm)
Cindy Sherman
2000
chromogenic color print
36 x 24 in. (91.44 x 60.96 cm)
Cindy Sherman
2000
chromogenic color print
22 x 15 in. (55.88 x 38.1 cm)
Cindy Sherman
2000
chromogenic color print
32 1/2 x 22 in. (82.55 x 55.88 cm)
Cindy Sherman
2000
chromogenic color print
33 x 22 in. (83.82 x 55.88 cm)
Cindy Sherman
2002
chromogenic silver print
54 x 36 in. (137.16 x 91.44 cm)
Cindy Sherman
2003
chromogenic color print
57 x 41 1/4 in. (144.78 x 104.78 cm)
Cindy Sherman
2003
chromogenic color print
46 x 31 1/8 in. (116.84 x 79.06 cm)
On View
Cindy Sherman
2004
chromogenic color print
71 7/8 x 44 1/4 in. (182.56 x 112.4 cm)
Cindy Sherman
2004
chromogenic color prints
73 5/8 x 94 3/4 in. (187.01 x 240.67 cm)
Cindy Sherman
2004
chromogenic color print
54 7/8 x 78 7/8 in. (139.38 x 200.34 cm)
Cindy Sherman
2005
chromogenic color print
48 x 72 in. (121.92 x 182.88 cm)
On View
Cindy Sherman
2007/2008
chromogenic color print
44 1/2 x 34 in. (113.03 x 86.36 cm)
On View
Cindy Sherman
2007/2008
chromogenic color print
60 1/2 x 48 in. (153.67 x 121.92 cm)
On View
Cindy Sherman
2008
chromogenic color print
70 1/4 x 54 in. (178.44 x 137.16 cm)
Cindy Sherman
2008
chromogenic color print
90 3/4 x 60 in. (230.51 x 152.4 cm)
Cindy Sherman
2008
chromogenic color print
86 3/8 x 71 1/2 in. (219.39 x 181.61 cm)
Cindy Sherman
2010/2011
chromogenic color print
79 3/4 x 136 7/8 in. (202.57 x 347.66 cm)
Cindy Sherman
2010/2011
chromogenic color print
92 x 115 9/16 in. (233.68 x 293.53 cm)
Cindy Sherman
2016
dye sublimation metal print
49 5/16 x 33 in. (125.254 x 83.82 cm)
Cindy Sherman
2016
dye sublimation metal print
56 1/4 x 48 in. (142.875 x 121.92 cm)
On View
Cindy Sherman
2016
dye sublimation metal print
54 x 69 1/2 in. (137.16 x 176.53 cm)
On View
Cindy Sherman
2016
dye sublimation metal print
49 x 39 in. (124.46 x 99.06 cm)
On View
Cindy Sherman
1980
chromogenic color print
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 60.96 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1980
chromogenic color print
23 3/4 x 31 1/8 in. (60 x 79 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1981
chromogenic color print
24 x 48 in. (60.96 x 121.92 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1981
chromogenic color print
24 x 48 in. (60.96 x 121.92 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1981
chromogenic color print
24 x 48 in. (60.96 x 121.92 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1981
chromogenic color print
24 x 48 in. (60.96 x 121.92 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1982
chromogenic color print
45 x 30 in. (114.3 x 76.2 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1982
chromogenic color print
45 x 30 in. (114.3 x 76.2 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1982
chromogenic color print
45 x 30 in. (114.3 x 76.2 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1980
two Ektacolor photographs
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 60.96 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1977
gelatin silver print
10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.32 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1978
gelatin silver print
10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.32 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1978
gelatin silver print
10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.32 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1978
gelatin silver print
10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.32 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1978
gelatin silver print
10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.32 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1979
gelatin silver print
10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.32 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1979
gelatin silver print
10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.32 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1979
gelatin silver print
10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.32 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1979
gelatin silver print
10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.32 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1979
gelatin silver print
8 x 10 in. (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1979
gelatin silver print
8 x 10 in. (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1979
gelatin silver print
8 x 10 in. (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1980
gelatin silver print
8 x 10 in. (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Cindy Sherman
1980
gelatin silver print
8 x 10 in. (20.32 x 25.4 cm)

Related Exhibitions

Special Exhibition
Jun 11, 2016 to Oct 2, 2016
Cindy Sherman Untitled #92