PHILIPP KAISER is a Los Angeles based curator. He is the former Director of the Museum Ludwig, Cologne and Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. JOANNE HEYLER is Founding Director of The Broad and Director/Chief Curator of The Broad Art Foundation. SOFIA COPPOLA is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and actress.
"Notable for its full-page, full-color images, this volume pays a fitting cinematic L.A. homage to the influential career of a major artist." -Library Journal "Accompanying a grand Sherman retrospective at L.A.'s The Broad, this survey traces the artist's transformation from her early black-and-white experiments playing bus riders against a white wall through her elaborate color costumery with luminous backdrops--all reflecting her cheeky wit, bold social commentary, and reliance on visual cues (most self-portraits are simply 'Untitled' with a number). In her Q&A with filmmaker Sofia Coppola, Sherman recalls a group of artistic peers who critiqued each other's work. 'I was not that type of artist, ' she says. 'I was more in my head and just working and not really asking for anyone's opinion.' That's a good thing. -American Photo