JAMES FRANCO DOES CINDY SHERMAN!
Cindy Sherman’s groundbreaking series Untitled Film Stills showed us how we look at ourselves in film. These were performances within multiple fames of significance,” says Franco. “But Sherman was an artist looking at the film industry from the outside. I have started on the inside. I earn my living in the commercial film business. This new series of film stills puts one more frame around the dialogue Sherman introduced.
FYI, all 69 of Cindy Sherman’s original film stills are currently on view at SFMOMA.
I LOVE THIS. Both on a charmed-by-Franco level, and on an intellectual level. Because he could not have picked a more appropriate artist — his involvement/remixing genuinely does add yet another layer to the work, furthering the conversation Sherman started (or at least drew attention to).