Cindy Sherman, Self-Portrait with Sun Tan was published by the Serpentine Gallery, London, on the occasion of the 2003 Cindy Sherman retrospective.
“Everyone thinks these are self-portraits but they aren’t meant to be. I just use myself as a model because I know I can push myself to extremes, make each shot as ugly or goofy or silly as possible.” – Cindy Sherman
“Early in my career, a critic said that I needed to “explain” the irony in my work, suggesting that I needed to add text next to the images to help people understand what I was trying to say. At first I was dismayed that I wasn’t making work with a clear enough message. That’s when I realized that that was the exact opposite of what I wanted to do—that I wasn’t responsible for a misinterpretation of my work, that there should be some ambiguity to it. They either got it, or they didn’t.” – Cindy Sherman
Cindy Sherman, Self-Portrait with Sun Tan