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A PLAY OF SELVES.

Sherman, Cindy.

ISBN 10: 3775719423 / ISBN 13: 9783775719421
Published by HATJE CANTZ., OSTFILDERN-RUIT, 2007
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine in creme-colored pictorial laminated boards, with titles in silver on front cover & spine. Issued without dj. (128pp.) Approximately 80 black & white images. Text in German & English. Bookseller Inventory # 308312

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Title: A PLAY OF SELVES.

Publisher: HATJE CANTZ., OSTFILDERN-RUIT

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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It was in the mid-70s that Cindy Sherman began making her earliest works, in which she explored various manipulations of her own persona. She began by experimenting with makeup and costumes, getting dressed up for parties and surprising her friends. She then moved on to photograph herself in the various personas she had created, producing highly inventive but somewhat more primitive versions of the seminal work for which she would later become known, the Untitled Film Stills series. It was during this early period that Sherman created A Play of Selves--a visual tale of a young woman overwhelmed by various alter-egos that compete inside of her, and her final conquering of self-doubt. Acted out with 16 separate characters, these 72 photographic assemblages mark Sherman's earliest explorations of herself-as-subject in a series of staged photographs. Published here for the first time, these photographs include hundreds of shots of the artist costumed as various characters in dozens of poses. Organized in a four-act "play" with an elaborate, handwritten script, the individual images were cut by the artist from original black-and-white prints. Preface by Cindy Sherman.

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Cindy Sherman is a ground-breaking American photographer, born in 1954. She began her "Film Stills" series at the age of 23, gaining early recognition, and has followed it with remarkable experiments in color photography. Her art has won her wide recognition and praise, and been collected and exhibited by major museums throughout the world since 1980. A major retrospective exhibition of her work was shown at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Dallas Museum of Art. Sherman is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius" award and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. She is represented by Metro Pictures gallery in New York.

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