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Untitled Film Still #50 (1979)

Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Stills from the late 1970s show the artist in various outfits, situations and poses, as a critical homage to movie stills and magazine images of the 1950s and '60s and their stereotypes regarding female identity. Even though Sherman has clearly opened doors for a younger generation of female artists working today with photography on issues of gender and identity, she has never acknowledged the pure feminist reading of her works. It seems to be rather the joy of wearing someone else's clothes, getting dressed up and inventing a different personality for each of her images that is the motor behind most of her pieces.

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