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CINDY SHERMAN EXHIBITION

The National Portrait Gallery will host the photographer’s first UK retrospective.

Cindy Sherman photo

Cindy Sherman Untitled Film Still #21, 1978, Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 inches, 20.3 x 25.4 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Cindy Sherman photo
Cindy Sherman Untitled Film Still #21, 1978, Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 inches, 20.3 x 25.4 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Know this. Cindy Sherman was putting filters on her self-portraits long before the internet masses discovered the Snapchat dog.

From Marilyn Monroe, to Republican wives and horrifying Stephen King-worthy clowns (for a 1994 Comme des Garçons campaign), the American photographer has embodied countless personas and played dress-up for her self-portraits for over four decades – exploring everything from femininity, sexuality, popular culture and even death.

And soon, you’ll be able to catch 180 pieces of the iconic artist’s work – some of which has never been made public before – at London’s National Portrait Gallery, in what will be her first major UK retrospective.

Showcasing her work from the mid-seventies until now, it will also include her groundbreaking series, “Untitled Film Stills, 1977-80”, which played with stereotypes of women in media.

The only downside? You’ll have to wait until next year to see it.

Cindy Sherman will open at the National Portrait Gallery between 27 June – 15 September 2019.

Cindy Sherman in window still

Cindy Sherman Untitled Film Still #15, 1978, Gelatin silver print, 10 x 8 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Cindy Sherman in window still
Cindy Sherman Untitled Film Still #15, 1978, Gelatin silver print, 10 x 8 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York
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Maybelle Morgan
CINDY SHERMAN EXHIBITION

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