Cindy Sherman

October 26, 2019 - March 8, 2020

Cindy Sherman
Untitled #92, 1981
chromogenic print
Courtesy of the Artist and Metro Pictures, New York

This major exhibition explores the development of Cindy Sherman’s work from the beginning of her career in the mid-1970s to the present day. Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading contemporary artists, Sherman (b. 1954) manipulates her own appearance by deploying material inspired by a range of cultural sources, including film, advertising, and fashion. For over forty years, she has consistently explored the tension between identity and façade through the creation of characters that she herself assumes in each of the photographs.

Organized by the National Portrait Gallery, London in collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery


  • Cindy Sherman
    Untitled #122, 1983
    chromogenic color print,
    Courtesy of the Artist and Metro Pictures, New York

  • Cindy Sherman
    Untitled #574, 2016
    dye sublimation metal print
    Courtesy of the Artist and Metro Pictures, New York

  • Cindy Sherman
    Untitled Film Still #17, 1978
    silver gelatin print
    Courtesy of the Artist and Metro Pictures, New York


Major support provided by:

Cathy Zuo

Supporting Sponsor:
Additional Sponsor:
Generously supported by:

Artworkers Retirement Society

Additional support from:

Sheahan and Gerald McGavin


Publication

Cindy Sherman

Published by the National Portrait Gallery, 2019

Hardcover, 256 pages

Illustrations: approx. 250 (colour and black and white)

Authors: Paul Moorhouse and Raf Simons

Editor: Amelia Collins

Contributors: Nicholas Cullinan (Director’s Foreword); Erika Balsom (In the Company of Images: Untitled Film Stills); Magda Keaney (Cindy Sherman’s Fashion Pictures) and Rochelle Steiner (The Digital Divide)

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