Color print

76.2 x 50.8 cm (30 x 20 in.)

Cindy Sherman’s affected, grotesque Untitled, 2000 question standardised images in the entertainment industry. Plastic surgery leaves scars; make-up and phoniness become norms.

Both model and photographer, Sherman strikes different poses depending on the characters she portrays. In Hollywood Portraits Series, she plays an actress; more subtly still, she plays the actress playing a character. This mise en abyme probes human identity, which is eminently constructed and malleable. Cinema is an ideal playground for exploring this theme.

Sherman's photographs from Untitled, 2000 were presented for the first time by the Pinault Collection during the 2008 “Passage du temps” (“Passage of Time”) show at the Tri Postal in Lille.