Cindy Sherman, NYC

Abe Frajndlich

(Frankfurt, Germany, 1946 - )

1987 (printed 2013)

Gelatin silver print

13 7/8 x 13 7/8 in. (35.24 x 35.24 cm)

Museum Acquisition Fund and partial gift of the artist


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A few years after meeting and photographing Cindy Sherman in Akron, Frajndlich captured this image in her New York studio while on assignment for Vanity Fair magazine. Known for using herself as a costumed and posed model in her own photographs, such as the one looming behind her in this layered portrait, Sherman has rarely been photographed candidly. Even here, she carefully presents herself, seemingly taking on a dramatic persona for the camera as she holds props from her studio.

Artist portraits
Artists' studio
Gelatin Silver