Cindy Sherman

Hardcover, 264 pages, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, List Price: $60 | purchase

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Cindy Shermanpresents about 180 photographs from the artist's 35-year career.

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Each year, the nation's museums put on a show for us. Many shows, in fact, and with each exhibition of important work comes a resplendent monograph. For the art-book lover, 2012 tantalized with excellent overviews on, among others, Roy Lichtenstein, Lucian Freud and Vincent van Gogh. It's possible that any of those books — bearing in mind even the sagging naked forms of Lucian Freud — would serve as a more pleasantly pictorial gift than Cindy Sherman. But the Sherman might be the

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Cindy Sherman. Untitled #119. 1983. Chromogenic color print, 48 1/2 x 94" (115.6 x 238.8 cm).

Cindy Sherman. Untitled #119. 1983. Chromogenic color print, 48 1/2 x 94" (115.6 x 238.8 cm). Cindy Sherman/ Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York. hide caption

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Cindy Sherman. Untitled Film Still #6. 1977. Gelatin silver print, 9 7/16 x 6 1/2" (24 x 16.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder in memory of Eugene M. Schwartz.

Cindy Sherman. Untitled Film Still #6. 1977. Gelatin silver print, 9 7/16 x 6 1/2" (24 x 16.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder in memory of Eugene M. Schwartz. Cindy Sherman/ hide caption

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Cindy Sherman. Untitled #424. 2004. Chromogenic color print, 53 3/4 x 54 3/4" (136.5 x 139.1 cm).

Cindy Sherman. Untitled #424. 2004. Chromogenic color print, 53 3/4 x 54 3/4" (136.5 x 139.1 cm). Cindy Sherman/Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York. hide caption

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Cindy Sherman. Untitled #474. 2008. Chromogenic color print, 96 x 65" (243.8 x 165.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of an anonymous donor, Michael Lynne, Charles Heilbronn and the Carol and David Appel Family Fund.

Cindy Sherman. Untitled #474. 2008. Chromogenic color print, 96 x 65" (243.8 x 165.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of an anonymous donor, Michael Lynne, Charles Heilbronn and the Carol and David Appel Family Fund. Cindy Sherman/ hide caption

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