Art Forum goes to Cindy Sherman’s opening
The Art Forum site features veteran art critic Linda Yablonsky‘s fun diary of her trips to New York art events and fetes, including Yablonsky’s own photos from the events.
These were my favorite pics, from the opening of photographer Cindy Sherman’s new show at Metro Pictures:
Yes, that’s David Byrne (Sherman’s beau) of Talking Heads with musician Jenni Muldaur, director John Waters, Cindy Sherman herself and producer Vincent Fremont.
I’ve seen one or two photographs from Cindy’s new show and they’re very interesting. Cindy, who is always her own subject, uses various wigs and costumes to create characters and commentary on our culture. This time she’s done up like aging starlets and wealthy women ala Joan Collins and Linda Evans on Dynasty. Here is one photo:
Yablonsky writes of the show:
Sherman’s life-size portraits of middle-aged women desperate to keep time from wreaking havoc with their faces capture the disparity between self-image and public image with chilling accuracy, and fearlessly enough to let herself show through. “Cindy’s social commentary is merciless,” observed the writer Lynne Tillman. “And beautiful.”
As for the show, it will either make plastic surgery extremely outré or cause a run on it. “It’s great to see Cindy’s pictures in the same room with some of her best subjects,” said director John Waters. “Especially since they seem to be the last to know it.
The show runs until December 23.
Any Cindy Sherman fans in the house?