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Cindy Sherman: Imitation of LIfe

Exhibitions

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #566, 2016. Dye sublimation metal print. 48 x 50 1/2 in. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #193, 1989. Chromogenic color print. 48 7/8 x 41 15/16 in.  The Broad Art Foundation. Image courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #119, 1983. Chromogenic color print. 17 1/2 x 36 in. The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Collection. Image courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #92, 1981. Chromogenic color print. 24 x 48 in.  The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Collection. Image courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #54, 1980. Gelatin silver print. 8 x 10 in. The Broad Art Foundation. Image courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.
Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life
Sept 16, 2017–Dec 31, 2017

“Some of her images have become just about as iconic as the Hollywood ones she once riffed on, forming a new view of femininity in a postmodern age.”
New York Times

Collecting over 100 works from four decades, this comprehensive survey makes its only stop outside of LA at the Wex. You’ll see everything from Sherman’s influential Untitled Film Stills (1977–80)—in which the artist employs makeup, costumes, lighting, and scenery to present herself as generic B-movie stars—through her 2016 series in which she takes on the guise of aging Hollywood divas. Occupying both sides of the camera, Sherman continues to raise crucial questions both about the role of the media in constructing identity and about the very nature of artistic creation. The exhibition concludes a year in which every artist featured in our galleries is a woman.

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This exhibition was organized by The Broad, Los Angeles.

Generous support for the Wexner Center’s presentation of Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life is provided by the Crane Family Foundation and Agnes Gund.