American Beauties

April 2009

Cindy Sherman

American artist Cindy Sherman has staged herself in an assortment of guises over the years. Her stories can be at once menacing and tragic, not exercises in self-revelation but heightened understanding and representation of others. In her new Untitled series, Sherman has cast herself as 14 moneyed, American-looking characters that seem obsessed with ageing and social status - images for a generation high on the surgeon’s knife.
Untitled #477 by Cindy Sherman
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