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Cindy Sherman, Sprüth Magers London

Cindy Sherman, Sprüth Magers London

What you see is never what you get with this ever-surprising photographer

Cindy Sherman, 'Untitled', 2010Courtesy of the Artist and Sprüth Magers Berlin London

One of the best things about a Cindy Sherman show is you never know what you’re going to get. And in this exhibition, of a new series of "Untitled" images, what you get is very surprising indeed. Sherman's photographs are not about her, but they are always her. Sherman has always used herself – or "herself", a manipulated, redacted representation – as the canvas on which she works. This time, however, the canvas itself has changed.

One of the best things about a Cindy Sherman show is you never know what you’re going to get. And in this exhibition, of a new series of "Untitled" images, what you get is very surprising indeed. Sherman's photographs are not about her, but they are always her. Sherman has always used herself – or "herself", a manipulated, redacted representation – as the canvas on which she works. This time, however, the canvas itself has changed.

No meaning is clarified, although meaning is always there in a sort of intangible mood

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