Cindy Sherman No. 7 on Art Review’s Power 100


Every year since 2002, Art Review Magazine has published a Power 100 list of collectors, gallerists, museum directors, artists, curators, critics etc., etc., This November, photographer Cindy Sherman, who was last year’s number 27, came in at a cool no. 7!

Cindy Sherman’s infamous $3.89 million photograph via

From 27 to 7 in 12 months… Hmmm, might this have anything to do with one of Sherman’s early centrefolds having sold last May for a stunning $3.89 million – making it THE most expensive photograph ever sold at auction? Or is it perhaps because of her MoMA retrospective coming up in February 2012?

Cindy Sherman photographed by Craig McDean via Interview Magazine

Bringing together more than 180 photographs, the retrospective plans to trace the artist’s career from the mid 1970s to the present. The exhibition will highlight in-depth presentations of her key series, including the Untitled Film Stills (1977–80); her ornate history portraits (1989–90) and her larger-than-life society portraits (2008). Sherman’s recent photographic murals (2010) will also be included.

Cindy Sherman via Interview Magazine

Will she soar even higher in the list come next November? I very much doubt it, but there’s only one sure way to find out: sit tight and find out what 2012 has in store for photography’s female chameleon.

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written by webo29 on 2011-11-07 #news #photographer #moma #new-york #exhibition #ny #list #retrospective #auction #top-10 #cindy-sherman #power-100 #art-review


  1. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    Hey, I read her at link many years ago.

  2. theresia
    theresia ·

    <3 Cindy Sherman!

  3. lynxalb00
    lynxalb00 ·

    ive always loved her. a true photographer

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