Untitled Film Still #21
Cindy Sherman
Untitled Film Still #21
Cindy Sherman (American, Contemporary, b. 1954): Untitled Film Still #21, 1978. Series: Untitled Film Stills, 1977–1980. Gelatin silver print. Image: Courtesy Metro Pictures Gallery, New York, USA. © Cindy Sherman. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

"Cindy Sherman created Untitled Film Stills between 1977 and 1980 which was her inaugural work. The series comprises 69 self-portraits which are meticulously composed like the B movies of the fifties. The artist plays the role of many female personalities, including solitary heroines from films that were never released." (www.images.ch)

"She avoided putting titles on the images to preserve their ambiguity ... they are all 8-1/2 by 11 inches, each displayed in identical, simple black frames."

"Through a number of different series of works, Sherman has sought to raise challenging and important questions about the role and representation of women in society, the media and the nature of the creation of art."

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Cindy Sherman ... is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential artists in contemporary art. Throughout her career, she has presented a sustained, eloquent, and provocative exploration of the construction of contemporary identity and the nature of representation, drawn from the unlimited supply of images from movies, TV, magazines, the Internet, and art history ... To create her photographs, she assumes multiple roles of photographer, model, makeup artist, hairdresser, stylist, and wardrobe mistress.

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