Only Her Eyes



As I mentioned, I finally saw MoMa’s Cindy Sherman Retrospective last week at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Here are some installation shots, I snuck with my camera phone.
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CIndy Sherman

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the girl


finally saw the Cindy Sherman retrospective at the DMA this week and although it was neat seeing her newer large scale photographs, what I really loved seeing was the Untitled Film Stills series in its entirety. 

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Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #32, 1979tumblr_mav7juX0tB1qmn07ko1_500

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still
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Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #28, 1979tumblr_milbgyq17n1rk0d2to2_500

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #58, 1980tumblr_ku8qnzsWwy1qzs4y4

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #3, 1977

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Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still # 6, 1977tumblr_m1mae8ykSb1qk0327o1_500
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #21 1978

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Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still # 63, 1980

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Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #59, 1977

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Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #62, 1977

Cindy Sherman’s Website Here. 

Weekend Wrap Up.


This week in… Instagram

1. I attended my first Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Auction. It was exciting and eye-opening.   2. I spotted this ArtForum Cake as Pie billboard off the Highline.   3. I studied. alot. (I have read more this month than I have my entire life which is saying something considering I grew up next to a library.)   4. I went to the Aperture Gallery Richard Misrach book opening & heard him speak. Check out his new book here. 

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This week in…Links.

I read about the ‘untapped secrets’ of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and was surprised at the spots I still have never found.     I am happy for 365 Lucky Days for finishing her year long quest of embroidering every. single. day.      I loved the Ask a Curator day hosted on Twitter.     This photograph of Cindy Sherman “out in the wild” is just perfect.     I read Ayn Rand’s Theory of Art here.     I too wondered what happens when Photography becomes a commodity     I thought this list of 100 Most Influential Photographers was clearly biased and created by a Brit.     I am really enjoying Hyperallergic’s weekly art comic strip.      & finally this video of animated comparisons between New York and Paris made me giggle and fondly remember my first trip to Paris.

the canon


I close my eyes and I think of the canon. The canon are the photographers I draw on in times of doubt. They give me comfort, solace and inspiration. They include Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Bruce Weber, Lee Friedlander, Sally Mann, Corrine Day, Glen Luchford, Erwin Blumenfeld, Harry Callahan and, in this case, Irving Penn. I close my eyes and I go through the rolodex in my head thinking of them all until I find the one that instinctively feels like the inspirational match for the task at hand. That’s not to say I set about slavishly ripping them off. I use them as my starting point, my jumping off point. They are my photographic moral compass. -Chris Floyd from Cleaning Living Under Difficult Circumstances

This excerpt really got me thinking about my rolodex of inspiration which lead me to today’s post..

Robert Frank, U.S. 285, New Mexico 1956

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #48 1979 seework.

Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Untitled 1960 seemorework.

Robert Frank, Bar, New York City 1956

Diane Arbus, Child with a Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park 1962 (and negatives)

Garry Winogrand, Untitled [3 figures], 1960 readmore.

Rene Burri, Shadow of a Tree, 1963 readmore.

Harry Callahan, Eleanor and Barbara, Chicago 1953

Joel Sternfeld, Washington D.C., August 1974 seemorework.

Stephen Shore, Ginger Show, Tampa 1977

Tina Barney, Mr. and Mrs. Castelli 1988 readmore. 

Larry Sultan, Dad on Bed 1985

William Eggleston, Memphis (Tricycle) 1969 Artistwebsite.

whats in ya’lls rolodex of inspiration?

watch & listen


trailer for Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine. Watchhere.

Doug Aitken, Song 1 projected on the Hirschhorn learnmore.

The Office Killer, Directed by Cindy Sherman. streamhere.

The Con Artist by Mark Kostabi watchit.

Hiraki Sawa, Going Places, Sitting Down 2004

and listen to THIS  love story.

Wish list


Bruce Davidson’s photo book Subways, purchase here. 

Rinko Kawauchi’s Illuminance, purchase here

Robert Adams, Summer Nights, Walking purchase here

Cindy Sherman by Eva Respini, the Retrospective Catalogue for her show at MoMA. Purchase here

The dreariness outside makes me daydream about all the beautiful photography books I wish I could be reading today. But since I don’t have  any of these books, I have spent the majority of my morning fascinated by Anish Kapoor’s Leviathan at the Grand Palais Paris last year. More photographs here. 

coverage


Cindy Sherman Untitled (#466), 2008         more

Liz Cohen, Bikini Carwash Toyota 2002 C-print        more

Christopher Dawson, Britney Spears, Los Angeles, California 2008      more