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Cindy Sherman

Exploring Portraiture
April 15th, 2020

Cindy Sherman changes her appearance and setting in various ways to create different scenes in her photographs.  The image on the bottom, a diptych by Richard Prince, shows the two artists dressed in the same “costume,” making it difficult to identify who is who. Go through some of your own clothes to create three different looks and photograph yourself, or someone else, in the outfits.  Experiment with taking the photos in different settings and with props from around your house, or take the photographs against a white wall so you can print them out and add your own design or scene in the background.  If possible, work with someone else in your house to create your own collaboration, like Richard Prince and Cindy Sherman did in the image above.

RELATED LINKS

Remembering Henry’s Show: Selected Works 1978-2008 (The Brant Foundation, Greenwich)

Remembering Henry’s Show Exhibition Catalogue

Cindy Sherman: Postcards

Cindy Sherman: The Complete Untitled Film Stills