Cindy Sherman opening at MOMA

Last Tuesday I was thrilled to attend the opening of the Cindy Sherman retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.  Sherman has long been on the radar of the art and fashion world, and even leading up to the opening there has been a plethora of articles in anticipation of the exhibition.  I’ve assembled links to some of them at the bottom of this post, including an interesting interview that Brenna was so kind to pass my way.

As is par for the course, the galleries were so crowded that it was difficult to really take the exhibition in.  I am looking forward to heading back to MoMA to give the show the attention that it deserves, but in the spirit of photography I thought that I would share some images that I took at the opening event with WT readers.

Entrance to the exhibition

Many of her untitled film stills are on display

“The salon”

Some newer work utilizes digital technology

One highlight of the evening for me was capturing Bill Cunningham, capturing another on film.  How could I possibly resist such an opportunity!

There is a great catalog for the exhibition available, written by the lovely Eva Respini which includes an interview between Sherman and John Waters.

Some Further Reading:

Cindy Sherman talks to Simon Schama

Cindy Sherman: Becoming

Cindy Sherman Unmasked

Cindy Sherman’s Knees: Celebrating a hall-of-fame conceptualist and great American trickster

Looking For Cindy Sherman: A Retrospective at MoMA

Cindy Sherman in Her Studio in 1986

Brenna’s Fashion Byte regarding Sherman’s contract with M.A.C. cosmetics

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