Cindy Sherman’s Clown Portraits
At the end of the 1990’s, a prominent art magazine chose photographer Cindy Sherman as one of the twenty-five most influential artists of the twentieth century.
Cindy has photographed a number of subjects, using a “Role portrait” approach to astonish and amaze her audiences.
Sherman seems to be going for extremes, either very sad, very happy, or a little scary. Nevertheless, these clown portraits (with digitally manipulated backgrounds) have become “fine art” and have been exhibited at galleries around the world.
I don’t recognize any of the clowns, and am not sure if she used models or actual clowns to do her work. Probably Pat Cashin will come by (or somebody else) and identify anybody that they know.
METRO PICTURES ONLINE EXHIBITION: Cindy Sherman’s Clowns
AN ARTICLE ABOUT THE EXHIBIT: Courtesy of findarticles.com
edited to add: An interview with Cindy Sherman about her clown portraits