United States of America born 1954
1981 Description: woman kneeling, hands on floor
Materials & Technique: photographs, Type C colour photograph
This is one of 12 Centerfoldsmade by Sherman in 1981. The Centerfoldspresent Sherman posing in a range of situations, each suggesting heightened emotional states and violent narratives; these associations are augmented by the uncomfortably tight framing and the panoramic format used by Sherman across the series. Initially commissioned for the art magazine Artforum, the Centerfolds were never published because they were deemed, with their apparently voyeuristic points of view, to reaffirm misogynist views of women.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra