My Favorite Cindy Sherman
Gallery Mural

This large-scale photographic mural is on view at MoMA for the first time in the United States. As in most of her work, here Sherman is both model and photographer, but instead of using makeup or prosthetics to alter her appearance, she has transformed her face digitally, elongating her nose, narrowing her eyes, or creating smaller lips. The characters, eccentrics that Sherman has elevated to larger-than-life status, sport an odd mixture of costumes, including a juggler’s outfit, an ill-fitting nude suit, and a feathered leotard. Set against a decorative backdrop reminiscent of toile wallpaper, they are the protagonists of their worlds, in which fantasy and reality merge.