Cindy Sherman: The Lady Gaga of MoMA
The Cindy Sherman Exhibition starts today at the MoMA!
Some call her the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]David Bowie[/lastfm] of photography, but I like to think of her as the original [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lady Gaga[/lastfm]! Just like the always-reinventing-herself pop star, Cindy is a one woman show who does it ALL!
When you see her stunning artwork at MoMA, you are looking at a truly original piece…
Just like Mama Monster, everything Sherman does comes from her own mind — the make-up, art direction, hair etc. In taking on the several roles it takes to shoot a photograph, she has an exceptional eye for beauty, not to mention a mind for the slightly disturbing. When she combines the two, it’s pretty AWESOME.
The exhibit on display at the museum will feature 170 pieces of artwork by Cindy. The photos start at the beginning of her career in the mid 1970s and end with present day. Within this time period, Sherman has captured some of pop cultures greatest cinematic moments from the 1950’s and 60’s Hollywood. The piece is ironically titled, “Untitled Film Stills” and is the main attraction of her exhibit. It is sure to catch the eye of anyone who has a passion for both film and art.
The display stars Cindy Sherman taking on several characters in a timeline of events:
(The mid 70’s)1950s and 1960s Hollywood, Film Noir and European Art-House Films: Cindy takes on the roles (as her own model) of the stereotypical woman characters found in such films.
1989-1990: Sherman portrays aristocrats, clergymen and milkmaids in a way one would see them in old master type paintings.
2008: Cindy expresses society’s obsession with youth, status and representation.
Cindy’s approach to her artwork is reminiscent of Lady Gaga’s approach to her art of performing, which is why I find her intriguing and inspiring. Cindy’s range and versatility is sure to attract a vast amount of people with different interests. I’m personally looking forward to seeing her take on the ever-so-gruesome-based-on-a-true-story “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” which will be on display in April.
Until then, I guess these 170 works of art will suffice…
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