The Sammlung Verbund in Vienna Presents Cindy Sherman’s Early Works

artwork: Cindy Sherman - "Untitled", 1975 - 11 black-and-white cutout photographs from the film 'Doll Clothes', mounted on board - 43.2 x 51.4 cm. © Cindy Sherman - Courtesy Sammlung Verbund, Vienna. -  On view in "That's Me - That's Not Me: Early Works by Cindy Sherman" until May 16th.


Vienna.- The Sammlung Verbund is proud to present “That’s Me – That’s Not Me: Early Works by Cindy Sherman” in the vertical gallery at the collection’s headquarters through May 16th. Cindy Sherman began studying painting in 1972, at the age of eighteen, at the State University of New York, Buffalo. In 1975, she changed her major from painting to photography. She graduated in 1976 and left Buffalo the following year to move to New York City. Contrary to previous assumptions, the famous “Untitled Film Stills” (1977-1980) were not Sherman’s first works. In fact, during the time from 1975 to 1977 in Buffalo, she produced an extensive body of early work that would become the foundation for her future oeuvre. Sherman developed her understanding of the contemporary art movements of the era at Hallwalls, an exhibition center run by the artists themselves, which was founded in November 1974 by Sherman’s then boyfriend Robert Longo and Charles Clough.