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United States of America born 1954

Untitled #92 1981 Description: woman kneeling, hands on floor
Materials & Technique: photographs, Type C colour photograph

Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Dimensions: printed image 61.5 h x 123.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1983
Accession No: NGA 83.1501

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