Cindy Sherman

The Early Works, 1975-1977Catalogue Raisonné

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Cindy Sherman
The Early Works, 1975-1977Catalogue Raisonné

Graphic design by Maria-Anna Friedl, by Gabriele Schor


2012. 376 pp., 288 ills.


23.20 x 28.60 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-2981-9

Role models and self-staging in the early works of the American conceptual artist

For more than thirty years now, Cindy Sherman (*1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey) has been visualizing a whole gamut of role models and female identities. Even as a teenager, the artist loved to dress up. Contrary to popular belief, the famous Untitled Film Stills (1978–80) are not her earliest works, but rather those photographs she took as a student in Buffalo between 1975 and 1977. During those years, Sherman made playing with disguises her artistic concept, producing numerous previously unknown photographs that unite a striking number of theatrical elements. Using a variety of wigs, make-up, mimicry, gestures, expressions, and costumes, Sherman reveals different social identities by playing different roles. Gabriele Schor, director of the SAMMLUNG VERBUND, has performed a scholarly assessment of the conceptual beginnings of her oeuvre and is now publishing a catalogue raisonné of her early work. (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-2980-2)

Exhibition schedule: Vertikale Galerie, SAMMLUNG VERBUND, Vienna, January 26-September 26, 2012

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