(United States of America 19 Jan 1954 – )
Untitled film still #46
- Other titles:
- MP#46, Untitled film still 1979
- Not on display
- Further information
For Cindy Sherman, photography allowed her to work alone with her ideas and to try on different personae and see how these translated into a flat photographic image. Rather than having a specific political intent, Sherman initially seems to have been more, and quite narcissistically, interested in the effect of changing herself temporarily, knowingly, ironically.
'Even though I have never actively thought of my work as feminist or as a political statement, certainly everything in it is drawn from my observations as a woman in this culture. And a part of that is a love-hate thing - being infatuated with makeup and glamour and detesting it at the same time. It comes from trying to look like a proper young lady or look as sexy or as beautiful as you can make yourself, and also feeling like a prisoner in that structure.' Cindy Sherman 1997
- gelatin silver photograph
- 17.0 x 23.2 cm image; 20.3 x 25.3 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Signed and dated c. verso, ink "Cindy Sherman 1979".
- Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 1986
- Accession number
- © Courtesy Cindy Sherman and Metro Pictures