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New work from Cindy Sherman (on Instagram?!)

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 07, 2017

Cindy Sherman Instagram

Artist Cindy Sherman has had a private Instagram account for some time but suddenly made it public the other day. Scrolling back through the archives, it becomes apparent that Sherman has been playing around with new techniques for altering her appearance, constructing an online exhibition of sorts in the process.

For an artist whose practice is based almost entirely on how she presents herself, Sherman has managed to remain camera-shy in her life outside of the studio. Yet, in a surprising move, the photographer has recently taken to Instagram to share images of herself that echo photographs typically reserved for gallery walls. Not only does this provide a generous look into her process for her fans, it also raises the question: Is Cindy Sherman using Instagram to make new work?

Crouching photographer, hidden celebrity

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 22, 2013

Chris Buck takes pictures of celebrities after giving them 30 seconds to hide. Here’s Cindy Sherman:

Chris Buck Presence

Buck’s photos are on display in NYC for a couple more days at Foley but are also available in book form. (via digg)

Eugene Atget at MoMA

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 01, 2012

I’ve gotta get over to the MoMA to see the Eugene Atget exhibition. PDN has a selection of photos from the show.

Atget at MoMA

ps. And Cindy Sherman!

Cindy Sherman retrospective coming to MoMA

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 23, 2011

But we’ve got to wait a whole year…the exhibition opens on Feb 26, 2012.

The MoMA retrospective will be thematic. There will be rooms devoted to Ms. Sherman’s explorations of subjects like the grotesque, with images of mutilated bodies and abject landscapes, as well as a room with a dozen centerfolds, a takeoff of men’s magazines, in which she depicts herself in guises ranging from a sultry seductress to a vulnerable victim. There will also be a room that shows her work critiquing the fashion industry and stereotypical depictions of women.