Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life - the exhibition catalogue from The Broad Museum available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life

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Working as her own model for more than 30 years, Cindy Sherman (b.1954) has captured herself in a range of guises and personas which are at turns amusing and disturbing, distasteful and affecting. She assumes multiple roles of photographer, model, makeup artist, hairdresser, stylist, and wardrobe mistress to create a myriad of intriguing tableaus and characters, from screen siren to clown to ageing socialite.

Published to accompany The Broad's 2016 show of Cindy Sherman's work, this publication encompasses the full scope of Cindy Sherman s career, with a special focus on the cinematic quality of her oeuvre.Featuring illustrations that draw from the Broad collection, the world s largest collection of Sherman's photography, as well as other sources, this book traces Sherman s most important works from 1977 to the present.

The book analyses Sherman s work from the standpoint of cinema and features a fascinating conversation between director Sofia Coppola and Cindy Sherman, which centres on Sherman's use of filmic techniques to examine women s roles and identities across a wide array of popular representations. This generously illustrated volume offers readers an intriguing new perspective from which to understand one of today's most important photographers.

  • Author: Philipp Kaiser, Curator, The Broad
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Date published: 4 July 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3791355566