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"Nowadays, with digital printing, it’s so easy to make everything perfect, which is not always a good idea. Sometimes the mistakes are really what make a piece."
—Cindy Sherman

In a new previously unpublished interview with Art21, Cindy Sherman discusses the ideas behind photographs from her History Portraits (1989–1990) series.

READ: Cindy Sherman: It Began with Madame de Pompadour

IMAGES (clockwise from top):

Cindy Sherman in front of her work, “Untitled (#216)” (1989), at Skarstedt Gallery, New York, 2008. Production still from the “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 5 episode, “Transformation,” 2009. © Art21, Inc. 2009.

Cindy Sherman, “Untitled (#193),” 1989. Color photograph; 48 7/8 x 41 15/16 inches. Edition of 6. © Cindy Sherman. Courtesy Metro Pictures, New York.

Cindy Sherman in front of her work, “Untitled (#214)” (1989), at Skarstedt Gallery, New York, 2008. Production still from the “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 5 episode, “Transformation,” 2009. © Art21, Inc. 2009.

Cindy Sherman, “Untitled (#224),” 1990. Color photograph; 48 x 38 inches. Edition of 6. © Cindy Sherman. Courtesy Metro Pictures, New York.

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Source art21.org