Celebrate Cindy Sherman’s Birthday with Wigs, Drag Queens, and Other Celebs

Cindy Sherman. Photo: courtesy of becuo.com

Cindy Sherman. Photo: courtesy of becuo.com

“I think people are more apt to believe photographs, especially if it’s something fantastic. They’re willing to be more gullible. Sometimes they want fantasy.” —Cindy Sherman

Happy Birthday, Cindy Sherman!

One of our favorite artists is turning 61. Sherman’s always-seductive work showcases brilliant and often lurid disguises. The grotesque, the beautiful—all is muddied.

Sixty was both a weird and great year for the artist: James Franco had a show at Pace of images for which he re-staged some of Sherman’s most iconic images with himself in her place and she launched her very own app.

In celebration of the chameleon’s special day, we’ve dug up a few videos from around the Internet showcasing drag queens, multicolored wigs, and celebrity artists. Enjoy!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/christopherbenton/the-drag-queens-dressed-like-cindy-sherman-game-723e

http://www.nytimes.com/video/t-magazine/100000003067530/cindy-shermans-156-wigs.html

 

Watch Artists Dish Their Favorite Cindy Sherman Looks, courtesy of MoMA:

What are some of YOUR favorite Cindy looks?


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