Although I largely talk about theater, I enjoy discussing artistic culture in all forms (except ballet--ballet can just die for all I care) and had the great pleasure of attending the opening of the Cindy Sherman show at MOMA. Also in attendance was Eric Bogosian, a guy in a coonskin hat and kid rocking the Robert Pattinson look so hard (and frankly succeeding more than most).
|Coonskin Hat. Manhattan 2012. Clearly a sign of Armageddon|
|From Centerfolds. My family TOTALLY had that linoeleum|
I think my favorite was the Centerfolds series. From disturbing to ethereal, they each had such a rich narrative back story to them. Bringing your own assumptions to the work they spoke volumes about how we look at women and their emotions.
I think I favor her narrative works more than those that are focused on turning obvious portraiture traditions upside-down. But her Old Masters series was impressive. Manipulating color photography to try and recreate certain eras of painting portraiture and then adding plastic breasts and other pieces of obvious artifice to upend expectations.
A great show to check out.
|From a series on Fashion|