Salt Dragon
Cindy Sherman

Could an artist be more boring?

I think her photography is smart, I like a lot of it, but as an individual she strikes me as, well, bland. She grew up on Long Island, went to college, got her degree, started making art, had relationships with persons X, Y and Z, has received a number of prestigious awards and retrospectives and continues to make art. She comments that her art is feminist, but at the same time she is derisive of feminist “theorizers” and “radicals”. Ugh, the almost complete absence of biographical texture is making Sherman an incredibly dull and difficult person to write about. I should have chosen a different subject for this assignment.

My girlfriend comments: “What would you expect from a person that makes a career out of dressing up as someone else?”

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