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|Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #3|
gelatin silver print
18 x 24 cm
In the words of MoMA curator Eva Respini, "These black-and-white pictures explore the stereotypes of film. You see Sherman herself posing in a variety of guises that refer to the publicity still, usually shot on set and used to advertise a film. She's referring to 1950s and 60s film, B-movies, or European art house films. However, none of these photographs depict actual films. These are completely fictional moments that are made to look like stills.