Filtering life: the importance of Cindy Sherman's Instagram selfies

By Noah Becker

The conceptual portraitist surprised the art world with a selfie-filled Instagram account. But what does it say about how we consume photography in 2017?

“Cindy prefers not to comment on her Instagram posts.”

This was the reply from Cindy Sherman’s New York gallery, Metro Pictures, when I asked for a statement. A private Instagram account run by Sherman featuring a new series of selfies was recently made public, creating an art world sensation overnight. Sherman has a long history of dramatically staged self-portraiture, and in a sense pioneered the idea of the “selfie” decades before social media began.

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