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Cindy Sherman Thinks She’s Ordinary Looking

The New York-based photographer answers our questionnaire

BY Cindy Sherman in Interviews , Questionnaires | 29 MAY 20

Chris Marker, La Jetée (The Jetty), 1962, film still. Courtesy: Estate of Chris Marker

What was the first work of art you loved? 

Chris Marker’s La Jetée (The Jetty, 1962), which I saw on television as a child.

What’s underrated?

Bad television.

What’s the most important book you’ve read lately? 

Philip Rucker and Carol D. Leonnig’s A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America (2020).

What surprises people about you? 

I’m ordinary looking.

What do you like to do when you’re alone? 


Who do you miss?

Gretchen Bender and Sarah Charlesworth.

This article first appeared in frieze issue 211.


Cindy Sherman lives in New York, USA.