Cindy Sherman

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Flammarion, 2006 - Photography - 319 pages
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Since her earliest photographs in the 1970s, Cindy Sherman has built a name as one of the most respected photographers of our day. Famous for posing as the subject of her own photos, Sherman's work addresses the role of the artist, the impact of the media upon the art world and the position of women in society. Organized in a roughly chronological path by theme, Cindy Sherman provides a comprehensive review of the artist's complete works, including her Bus Riders, Murder Mystery, and Untitled Film Stills series, and photographs on topics ranging from surrealist pictures, fairy tales, rear screen projections, the Old Masters, centerfolds, pink robes, clowns, dolls, and Hollywood. Fascinating archival material includes a notebook of personal snapshots that Sherman kept from an early age, on which she would circle herself and label each one: "That's Me." This monograph is the catalogue for an international exhibition that will be held in Paris, Denmark, Austria, and Berlin from 2006 through 2007.

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Régis Durand, art critic and director of the Jeu de Paume and of the Centre National de la Photographie in Paris, has written and contributed to numerous books on art and photography, including Orlan: Carnal Art (Flammarion, 2004). Carole-Anne Tyler, a Brown University graduate, is associate professor of English and associate director of the Center for Ideas and Society at University of California, Riverside. She has written numerous books and essays on gender and sexuality, literary theory, and film and visual culture. Jean-Pierre Criqui, art critic and historian, is editor in chief of Les Cahiers du musée national d'art moderne (Paris).

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