Heroine with a Thousand Faces

Cindy Sherman's retrospective is the ultimate makeover show

Holzer Family Collection

Untitled #424 (2004), by Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman takes pictures only of herself, but she always insists she doesn't make self-portraits. It would be truer to say that for the past 35 years, she's been producing a portrait of her times as they flow through the finely tuned instrument of her baroque psyche. Again and again in her spine-tingling retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City--it runs there from Feb. 26 to June 11, then travels to San Francisco, Minneapolis and Dallas--you also discover she's made a portrait of you.

Growing up in a New York suburb, Sherman loved to play dress-up....

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