Inside Cindy Sherman’s Studio

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I discovered Cindy Sherman in my first fine arts classes as a university undergrad and instantly fell in love with her Untitled Film Stills. I have followed her work all the way through her sex imagery, clown characters and historical recreations and was excited to happen across this video of Sherman from Art 21 and courtesy of Wallpaper*.

In this brief but interesting chat, Sherman discusses her motivation and the process for creating each photographic persona, how she situates herself within each composition and the role of performance in her work. Oh, and she shows some fake nails that can be used for pedicures. It is definitely worth 3.5 minutes of your time.


January 28, 2011