Cindy Sherman (b. 1954)

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Doll Clothes (1975)

Super-8 black and white film transferred to video, silent
2min, 22sec

One of the First Cindy Sherman's super-8 film,"Doll Clothes" has not been viewed since 1975, the year it was made. It comically crosses Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase with animated paper dolls in a sly, funny and clever precursor to the concerns that became signature elements in Sherman's remarkable body of photographic work.

Purchased with assistance from the American Patrons of Tate, using funds raised by a group of private collectors including Kathy and Richard S Fuld Jr, Monica Kalpakian, and Steve and Lisa Tananbaum 2008

"Sherman's 1975 animated short Doll Clothes, is among the pieces that bring Sherman's early exploration of gender and identity into focus." -- Paul Ha and Catherine Morris


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