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Art] Sherman, Cindy.

Untitled Film Stills.


Sherman, Cindy. Untitled Film Stills. Essay by Arthur C. Danto. New York: Rizzoli, 1990.
Folio; illustrated throughout with black-and-white duotone photographs; black cloth; minor bumping to head of spine; light indentated scratch on front board, not tearing cloth; stamped in white on spine; pictorial dust jacket; bumping and small closed tear to spine head.
First American edition. Signed by Sherman on first free endpaper.
Cindy Sherman is regarded as one of the most respected and influential figures on the American art scene, using a unique blend of self-portraiture and unusual camera techniques to expose and challenge a wide variety of cultural, gender, and artistic conventions. This early body of work, created between 1977 and 1980, is a portfolio of clich├ęd female stereotypes-starring Sherman herself- that explore the postwar feminine ideals depicted in film publicity stills from the 1950s and 1960s. The wit and sense of irony in Sherman's realistic portrayals serve to magnify the artificiality of the very sources her images are drawn from, resulting in a brilliant commentary on the power of visual representations to both shape perceived truths and question their validity.

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