THE GREAT PRETENDER

Last chance to catch two terrific Cindy Sherman exhibitions

No one loves playing dress up more than Cindy Sherman, and for her latest solo show at Metro Pictures, she has gathered quite a wardrobe for herself courtesy of Chanel. Decked out in everything from early haute couture pieces from the 1920s designed by Coco Chanel to more recent Karl Lagerfeld collections, the artist photographed herself without makeup in front of a green screen and used Photoshop to manipulate the images, aging her face by painting on wrinkles and inserting rugged landscape photos she took mostly in Iceland for her backdrop. The result: some of her most intriguing work to date. But before you hit the gallery, you should (if you haven’t already) get caught up on her entire career since the mid ’70s at her acclaimed retrospective at MOMA (11 West 53rd Street, 212-708-9400), which ends June 11.
Thu., June 7, 10 a.m.; Fri., June 8, 10 a.m.; Sat., June 9, 10 a.m., 2012

 
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