Exhibition

Cindy Sherman

July 14-October 08, 2012

One of the most influential artists of our time, Cindy Sherman creates provocative photographs that explore wide-ranging issues of identity and representation. Working as her own model, she deftly transforms her appearance using wigs, costumes, makeup, prosthetics, and props to create intriguing tableaux and characters inspired by movies, TV, magazines, and art history.

Parental discretion advised: Portions of this exhibition contain content that may not be appropriate for children.

This exhibition is organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Major support for the San Francisco presentation is provided by the Fisher family, J.P. Morgan, and The Bernard Osher Foundation. Generous support is provided by Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein and the Bernard and Barbro Osher Exhibition Fund.

Barbro Osher Exhibition Fund J.P. Morgan


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  • Cindy Sherman reclining in long dress and white wig
    Cindy Sherman, Untitled #193, 1989; Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York; 2012 Cindy Sherman
  • Cindy Sherman, Untitled 458
    Cindy Sherman, Untitled #458, 2007-08; Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York; 2012 Cindy Sherman
  • Cindy Sherman, Film Still 17
    Cindy Sherman, Film Still #17, 1978; gelatin silver print; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Grace M. Mayer Fund; 2012 Cindy Sherman
  • Cindy Sherman, Untitled 405
    Cindy Sherman, Untitled #405, 2000; Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York; 2012 Cindy Sherman
  • Cindy Sherman, fake tan and blonde wig sitting down
    Cindy Sherman, Untitled #354, 2000; Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York; 2012 Cindy Sherman
  • Cindy Sherman, Untitled 415
    Cindy Sherman, Untitled #415, 2004; Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York; 2012 Cindy Sherman