Cindy Sherman: 1975-19936. Text by Rosalind Krauss. Essay by Norman Bryson. Rizzoli, New York, 1993. 240 pp. Tall quarto. First edition. SIGNED on title page. Hardbound. Photo-illustrated dust jacket with publisher's 'Autographed Copy' label. Color and black-and-white reproductions. Extensive bibliography and exhibition history.
Among the most influential artists of the last thirty years, Cindy Sherman made her name with the "Untitled Film Stills" (1977-1980), in which she enacted a seemingly unending series of b-movie cliches--in the process launching endless seminar discussions on the construction of femininity in and through popular culture. Her next series, Centerfolds (1981) and Fashion (1983–84) continued her investigation of the construction of feminine stereotypes. If these images spurred further reflection on notions of gender, genre, and feminine beauty, later series explored viewers' relation to the abject, or repulsive, especially with relation to waste, decay, bodily fluids and such. More seminar discussions ensued. Around the time these discussions were beginning to peak, the Whitney Museum in New York mounted Sherman's first major retrospective in 1987. By the time this major monograph appeared, with essays by Rosalind Krauss and Norman Bryson--two of the most prominent art historians of the day--Sherman's reputation was already quite secure. This volume still offers the most definitive academic treatment of her career.
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