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CINDY SHERMAN: A PLAY OF SELVES
Metro Pictures ed.

Hatje Cantz, 2007
Hardcover
128 pages
80 duotone illustrations
ISBN: 9783775719421

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Created in 1975, A Play of Selves is a visual tale of a young woman overwhelmed by various alter-egos working at odds within her and her final conquering of self-doubt. Acted out with sixteen separate characters, the seventy-two photographic assemblages mark Sherman's earliest explorations of her groundbreaking use of herself as the subject in staged photographs.

Sherman originally shot hundreds of photographs of herself costumed as the various characters in dozens of poses. After cutting out the individual images from black-and-white prints, she used an elaborately organized, handwritten script to organize the images into the five-act play.The piece was first shown in 1975, in Buffalo, New York, where Sherman was a student.



 

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