Cindy Sherman

Untitled #408, 2002

Color photograph
139,7 × 94 cm

This work by Cindy Sherman is one of the images made in early 2000s that depict character-types from suburban American life. Moving away from her earlier references to cinema and art history, these images are influenced by more traditional ideas of portraiture. Sherman has described these photographs as showing ‘very ordinary, older women – the type you’d spot in a supermarket.’


Jeu de Paume, Paris; Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria; Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Copenhagen; Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin (2006-2007)
Big Photos. Russel Bowman Fine Art, Chicago, 2004
Cindy Sherman. Serpentine Gallery, London; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 2003


Marybeth Sollins (ed.). Transformation. Art: 21 #5, Art 21 Inc., New York, 2009. p. 202
Sara Stevenson and Duncan Forbes, A Companion Guide to Photography in the National Galleries of Scotland, The National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2009. p. 202
Marybeth Sollins (ed.). Transformation. Art: 21 #5, Art 21 Inc., New York, 2009. pp. 190-203
The Broad Contemporary Art Museum at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and D.A.P., New York, 2008. pp. 40-41, 175
CINDY SHERMAN. Edited by Francesco Bonami, Supercontemporary series, Electa, Milan, (monograph), 2007. p. 91
Error! Contact not defined: Une Vision Qui Se Deploie. Interviewed by Arthur Danto, Art Press, May, 2006. pp. 24–31
Julie Rouart (ed.), Cindy Sherman, Jeu de Paume & Flammarion, Paris, 2006
Cindy Sherman, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2003

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