Cindy Sherman

Once Upon a Time, 1981 – 2011
April 18 - June 10, 2017
Installation Views
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All photos: Tom Powel Imaging

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All photos: Tom Powel Imaging

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Art Works
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Cindy Sherman

Untitled #86

1981

chromogenic color print

24 x 48 inches (61 x 121.9 cm)

Edition of 10

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Cindy Sherman

Untitled #88

1981

chromogenic color print

24 x 48 inches (61 x 121.9 cm)

Edition of 10

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Cindy Sherman

Untitled #91

1981

chromogenic color print

24 x 48 inches (61 x 121.9 cm)

Edition of 10

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Cindy Sherman

Untitled #92

1981

chromogenic color print

24 x 48 inches (61 x 121.9 cm)

Edition of 10

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Cindy Sherman

Untitled #93

1981

chromogenic color print

24 x 48 inches (61 x 121.9 cm)

Edition of 10

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #94
1981
chromogenic color print
24 x 48 inches (61 x 121.9 cm)
Edition of 10

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Cindy Sherman

Untitled #96

1981

chromogenic color print

24 x 48 inches (61 x 121.9 cm)

Edition of 10

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Cindy Sherman

Untitled #183

1988

chromogenic color print 

image: 42 x 28 inches (106.7 x 71.1 cm)

frame: 48 1/4 x 34 1/4 inches (122.6 x 87 cm)

Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #193
1989
chromogenic color print
image: 48 7/8 x 41 15/16 inches (124.1 x 106.5 cm)
frame: 55 x 47 7/8 inches (139.7 x 121.6 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #204
1989
chromogenic color print
image: 60 x 44 inches (152.4 x 111.8 cm)
frame: 67 3/8 x 51 1/4 inches (171.1 x 130.1 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #209
1989
chromogenic color print
image: 57 x 41 inches (144.8 x 104.1 cm)
frame: 65 x 49 inches (165.1 x 124.5 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #210
1989
chromogenic color print
image: 66 x 44 inches (167.6 x 111.8 cm)
frame: 74 x 52 inches (188 x 132.1 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #211
1989
chromogenic color print
image: 37 x 31 inches (94 x 78.7 cm)
frame: 46 x 40 inches (116.8 x 101.6 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #216
1989
chromogenic color print
image: 87 1/8 x 56 1/8 inches (221.3 x 142.5 cm)
frame: 95 x 64 1/4 inches (241.3 x 163.2 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #219
1990
chromogenic color print
image: 50 5/8 x 33 inches (128.6 x 83.8 cm)
frame: 59 x 41 inches (149.9 x 104.1 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #221
1990
chromogenic color print
image: 48 x 30 inches (121.9 x 76.2 cm)
frame: 53 7/8 x 35 3/4 inches (136.8 x 90.8 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman

Untitled #225

1990

chromogenic color print

image: 48 x 33 inches (121.9 x 83.8 cm)

frame: 55 x 39 inches (139.7 x 99 cm)

Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #420
2004
diptych, chromogenic color prints
each image: 71 3/4 x 45 1/2 inches (182.4 x 115.8 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman

Untitled #465

2008

chromogenic color print

image: 64 1/2 x 58 inches (163.8 x 147.3 cm)

frame: 70 x 63 1/2 inches (177.8 x 161.3 cm)

Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #466
2008
chromogenic color print
image: 96 7/8 x 64 inches (246.1 x 162.6 cm) 
frame: 101 7/8 x 69 1/4 inches (259 x 176 cm) 

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #467
2008
chromogenic color print
image: 90 x 60 inches (228.6 x 152.4 cm)
frame: 95 3/4 x 65 1/2 inches (243 x 166.5 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #468
2008
chromogenic color print
image: 70 1/4 x 54 inches (178.4 x 137.2 cm)
frame: 75 1/2 x 59 1/2 inches (191.8 x 151.1 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #474
2008
chromogenic color print
image: 90 3/4 x 60 inches (230.5 x 152.4 cm)
frame: 96 1/4 x 65 1/4 inches (244.5 x 165.7 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #476
2008
chromogenic color print
image: 85 1/2 x 68 inches (217.2 x 172.7 cm)
frame: 91 1/2 x 75 1/2 inches (232.4 x 191.78 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #543
2010/2012
chromogenic color print
image: 80 x 140 1/4 inches (203.2 x 356.2 cm)
frame: 80 15/16 x 140 11/16 inches (205.6 x 357.3 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman

Untitled #86

1981

chromogenic color print

24 x 48 inches (61 x 121.9 cm)

Edition of 10

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Cindy Sherman

Untitled #88

1981

chromogenic color print

24 x 48 inches (61 x 121.9 cm)

Edition of 10

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Cindy Sherman

Untitled #91

1981

chromogenic color print

24 x 48 inches (61 x 121.9 cm)

Edition of 10

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Cindy Sherman

Untitled #92

1981

chromogenic color print

24 x 48 inches (61 x 121.9 cm)

Edition of 10

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Cindy Sherman

Untitled #93

1981

chromogenic color print

24 x 48 inches (61 x 121.9 cm)

Edition of 10

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #94
1981
chromogenic color print
24 x 48 inches (61 x 121.9 cm)
Edition of 10

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Cindy Sherman

Untitled #96

1981

chromogenic color print

24 x 48 inches (61 x 121.9 cm)

Edition of 10

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Cindy Sherman

Untitled #183

1988

chromogenic color print 

image: 42 x 28 inches (106.7 x 71.1 cm)

frame: 48 1/4 x 34 1/4 inches (122.6 x 87 cm)

Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #193
1989
chromogenic color print
image: 48 7/8 x 41 15/16 inches (124.1 x 106.5 cm)
frame: 55 x 47 7/8 inches (139.7 x 121.6 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #204
1989
chromogenic color print
image: 60 x 44 inches (152.4 x 111.8 cm)
frame: 67 3/8 x 51 1/4 inches (171.1 x 130.1 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #209
1989
chromogenic color print
image: 57 x 41 inches (144.8 x 104.1 cm)
frame: 65 x 49 inches (165.1 x 124.5 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #210
1989
chromogenic color print
image: 66 x 44 inches (167.6 x 111.8 cm)
frame: 74 x 52 inches (188 x 132.1 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #211
1989
chromogenic color print
image: 37 x 31 inches (94 x 78.7 cm)
frame: 46 x 40 inches (116.8 x 101.6 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #216
1989
chromogenic color print
image: 87 1/8 x 56 1/8 inches (221.3 x 142.5 cm)
frame: 95 x 64 1/4 inches (241.3 x 163.2 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #219
1990
chromogenic color print
image: 50 5/8 x 33 inches (128.6 x 83.8 cm)
frame: 59 x 41 inches (149.9 x 104.1 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #221
1990
chromogenic color print
image: 48 x 30 inches (121.9 x 76.2 cm)
frame: 53 7/8 x 35 3/4 inches (136.8 x 90.8 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman

Untitled #225

1990

chromogenic color print

image: 48 x 33 inches (121.9 x 83.8 cm)

frame: 55 x 39 inches (139.7 x 99 cm)

Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #420
2004
diptych, chromogenic color prints
each image: 71 3/4 x 45 1/2 inches (182.4 x 115.8 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman

Untitled #465

2008

chromogenic color print

image: 64 1/2 x 58 inches (163.8 x 147.3 cm)

frame: 70 x 63 1/2 inches (177.8 x 161.3 cm)

Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #466
2008
chromogenic color print
image: 96 7/8 x 64 inches (246.1 x 162.6 cm) 
frame: 101 7/8 x 69 1/4 inches (259 x 176 cm) 

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #467
2008
chromogenic color print
image: 90 x 60 inches (228.6 x 152.4 cm)
frame: 95 3/4 x 65 1/2 inches (243 x 166.5 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #468
2008
chromogenic color print
image: 70 1/4 x 54 inches (178.4 x 137.2 cm)
frame: 75 1/2 x 59 1/2 inches (191.8 x 151.1 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #474
2008
chromogenic color print
image: 90 3/4 x 60 inches (230.5 x 152.4 cm)
frame: 96 1/4 x 65 1/4 inches (244.5 x 165.7 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #476
2008
chromogenic color print
image: 85 1/2 x 68 inches (217.2 x 172.7 cm)
frame: 91 1/2 x 75 1/2 inches (232.4 x 191.78 cm)
Edition of 6

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled #543
2010/2012
chromogenic color print
image: 80 x 140 1/4 inches (203.2 x 356.2 cm)
frame: 80 15/16 x 140 11/16 inches (205.6 x 357.3 cm)
Edition of 6

Event Photos
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All Photos: Neil Rasmus/BFA.com

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All Photos: Neil Rasmus/BFA.com

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Press Release

Cindy Sherman

Once Upon a Time, 1981 – 2011
April 18 - June 10, 2017

Mnuchin Gallery is proud to announce Cindy Sherman: Once Upon a Time, 1981 2011. This will be the gallery’s first exhibition of works by Cindy Sherman, one of the most influential artists of our time. Featuring more than two dozen works spanning thirty years, it will take as its focus three of Sherman’s most acclaimed series: the Centerfolds, the History Portraits, and the Society Portraits. Co-curated by Philippe Ségalot and gallery partner Sukanya Rajaratnam, and organized with the support of the artist and Metro Pictures, Cindy Sherman: Once Upon a Time, 1981 2011 will be on view from April 18 through June 10, 2017, with an opening reception on Tuesday, April 18 from 6:00 – 8:00pm.  

Selected Press

Bloomberg Pursuits

An art advisor explains a very specialized market for conceptual art
May 10, 2017

Artist Cindy Sherman burst on the scene in the late 1970s with her "Untitled Film Stills," a series of photographs of faked publicity shots from unspecified movies. They weren’t just photographs. They were part of what eventually became understood as a conceptual art practice. By inhabiting and almost overselling these cultural stereotypes of women—damsel in distress, dotty housewife, bombshell—Sherman effectively undermined the very cliches she set out to reproduce.

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The New Yorker

Goings on About Town
May 8, 2017

The title of this exhibition of three series of photographs, “Once Upon a Time, 1981-2011,” aptly conjures a fairy tale: Sherman’s pictures are rife with gendered archetypes, rich backstories, impending doom, and melancholic longing. 

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Condé Nast Traveler

Visit the Met's Rei Kawakubo Show in NYC—and Make a Day of It
May 5, 2017

At the Mnuchin gallery, about a five-minute walk from the Met, you can see more than two dozen works by Sherman, spanning 30 years in "Once Upon a Time, 1981-2011." All are pulled from three different series: "Society Portraits" (Sherman as UES women battling age with plastic surgery), the "History Portraits" (Sherman as Renaissance and Rococo figures) and the seminal "Centerfolds" series (Sherman as a modern version of the reclining woman but all lost in private moments as opposed to, you know, tugging at a bikini string). Seeing the progression of her work is riveting and a palpable reminder that Sherman is as New York magazine art critic Jerry Saltz once called her, a “warrior artist,” and that “Fashion helps Cindy hide in plain sight; in turn, she plays havoc with fashion.”

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The New York Times

11 Galleries to Visit Now on the Upper East Side and in Harlem
April 27, 2017

In “Cindy Sherman: Once Upon a Time, 1981-2011,” a show organized with the independent curator Philippe Ségalot, three series from Ms. Sherman’s prolific career go head-to-head. They suggest an indomitable drive to reinvent her work while maintaining the variety and general ease of her landmark Untitled (Film Stills) series of 1977-80. Both her 1981 Centerfolds series, with its prone, vulnerable-looking young women, and her 2008 Society Portraits of scrupulously turned-out matrons feel somewhat repetitive here. In contrast, the History Portraits (1990) still disturb, with their cursory reprises of old master portraits of both sexes, replete with undisguised body and facial prosthetics. 

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The Creator's Project

Cindy Sherman Puts 30 Years of Photography on Display in New York
April 26, 2017

Even though Cindy Sherman has made a career out of self-portraiture, when she showed up at Mnuchin Gallery for the opening of her first New York exhibition since 2012, I was nervous I wouldn't recognize her. In Once Upon a Time, a 30-year survey co-curated by Philippe Ségalot and gallery partner Sukanya Rajaratnam, the artist's chameleonic abilities are on full display. Sherman's body of work explores representation and how film, television, and advertising influence our personal identities and understanding of the world. She uses elaborate makeup, costumes, props, and prosthetics to transform herself into portraits mining stereotypes and drawing attention to the power structures that propagate these images.

 

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Aesthetica

Cindy Sherman: Challenging Representation
April 22, 2017

Cindy Sherman (b.1954), one of the notable names within the Pictures Generation, is an artist who has consistently refused to be the subject of acceptance. Having started out painting as a student, Sherman then rejected the medium, looking for new areas of expansion, and ultimately becoming a pioneer in portraiture, challenging the power structures around photography and undermining the influence of the larger voyeur – through advertising, film and television.

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artnet

Events & Parties, The Week in Art:
April 22, 2017

Thirty years worth of transformative self-portraits by Cindy Sherman were on view in one place at Mnuchin Gallery, which saw French art dealer Philippe Ségalot, artist Casey Spooner, and Klaus Biesnbach, in addition to Sherman and the gallery’s Sukanya Rajaratnam and Robert Mnuchin, on hand for the April 18 opening. 

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The Art Newspaper

Three to see: New York
April 21, 2017

Cindy Sherman’s “self-portraits” in a variety of guises are as beguiling today as they were in 1981, when she burst onto the scene with her Centerfold series. Mnuchin Gallery presents 25 photographs from four decades in a solo exhibition, Cindy Sherman: Once Upon a Time, 1981-2011 (until 10 June). 

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ARTnews Today

ARTnews Thursday
April 20, 2017

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of spending some time at Mnuchin Gallery’s exhibition of photographs by Cindy Sherman, “Once Upon a Time, 1981–2011,” co-curated by the art adviser Philippe Ségalot. One of the upstairs galleries is devoted to a brilliant hanging of Sherman’s recent series of “society portraits,” featuring herself done up as fictional ladies of means, aging with varying degrees of grace. 

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The New York Times

‘Cindy Sherman: Once Upon a Time’ at the Mnuchin Gallery
April 19, 2017

By now, there is no mistaking works by Cindy Sherman — her signature as both photographer and subject, her over-the-top outfits and constantly transforming face. But it is rare to see them gathered in one intimate space, as they now are at the Mnuchin Gallery. Looking back over 30 years, “Cindy Sherman: Once Upon a Time, 1981-2011” bills itself as Ms. Sherman’s first historical exhibition in New York City since the Museum of Modern Art’s 2012 traveling retrospective.

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CR Fashion Book

A NEW CINDY SHERMAN EXHIBITION IS OPENING IN NEW YORK
April 19, 2017

Sherman’s work is often executed in series; she transforms herself in elaborately staged self-portraits with a running theme. Working alone, she photographs herself in her studio, assuming the roles of stylist, makeup artist, hairdresser, model, and director. Though she might be thought of as the originator of the selfie, Sherman dismissed social media as “vulgar” in an interview with the New York Times last year, so critics would do well to stay away from the term. Despite her contempt for modern culture in that respect, she’s no stranger to collaborations with the fashion industry. In 2014, she collaborated with Louis Vuitton on a limited edition cross body bag as part of its LV Monogram celebration.

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ARTnews

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week
April 17, 2017

This exhibition, titled “Cindy Sherman: Once Upon a Time, 1981–2011” and curated by Philippe Ségalot and Sukanya Rajaratnam, focuses on Sherman’s use of stories, or lack thereof, in her work. Featuring Sherman’s photographs of herself presented in the manner of clowns and high-society women, the show will include works from a series did for which she inserted herself into traditionally male art-historical images, in a sort of commentary on the conventional role of women in narratives.

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New York Magazine

Cindy Sherman’s New Show Examines Rich Women and Age-Shaming
April 17, 2017

In a new photography exhibition on the Upper East Side, the Mnuchin Gallery is revisiting Cindy Sherman’s Society Portraits, one of her most famous works and an exploration of what it means for (rich) women to age. Produced in 2008, the photographs are actually self-portraits: Sherman dressed up as Manhattan socialites, wearing elaborate costumes and thick makeup. She took her camera to venues where New York City society women might be spotted in real life: on the Upper East Side (Untitled #468), the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park (#474), and the Cloisters (#466).

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Time Out New York

The top five New York art shows this week
April 17, 2017

Classic Shermans in a classy townhouse gallery? You can’t get more museum-quality than that. On view are her society dames, ingenues and art-history icons.

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Artinfo

Cindy Sherman at Mnuchin Gallery, New York
April 14, 2017

Featuring more than two dozen works spanning 30 years, the exhibition will focus on three of Sherman’s most acclaimed series - the ‘Centerfolds,’ the ‘History Portraits’ and the ‘Society Portraits.’ These portraits mine the stereotypes and genres of art history and mass media while drawing attention to the power structures that have shaped this imagery.

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Paper Magazine

7 MUST-SEE ART SHOWS (AND BENEFITS) OPENING THIS WEEK
April 13, 2017

Mnuchin Gallery (45 East 78th Street) celebrates Cindy Sherman's take on the female gaze with a show called "Once Upon a Time: 1981 - 2011" opening on April 18, 6 to 8 p.m., and up until June 10. The exhibition, curated by Philippe Ségalot and Sukanya Rajaratnam, focuses on three of her series: The Center Folds, The History Portraits and The Society Portraits.

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