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“Untitled #413” (2003)Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

A major Cindy Sherman exhibition of unseen and seminal works is coming

The Fondation Louis Vuitton will be the most expansive retrospective of the artist’s work in the last ten years

Fondation Louis Vuitton has announced a major retrospective on the work and life of Cindy Sherman, which will showcase many never-before-seen works by the American artist and photographer.

On show between April 1 and August 31, Sherman’s A retrospective (1975 - 2020) is tipped as the artist’s most expansive European exhibition over the last ten years, and will feature nearly 300 images, including her “Untitled Film Stills” from the late 70s, as well as her “Broken Dolls” and “Hollywood and Hampton Types” series. Her recent works will also be on show.

Another room in the Fondation Louis Vuitton, titled Crossing Views, will present Sherman’s work alongside pieces from the institution’s private collection, including pieces by Andy Warhol, Marina Abramovic, and Louise Bourgeois. According to a press release, Crossing Views is “centred on the theme of the portrait and its interpretation through different approaches and media: painting, photography, sculpture, video, and installation”.

Last year, London's National Portrait Gallery hosted its own major retrospective on the artist. At the time, we explored Sherman's symbiotic relationship to fashion – from high fashion collabs with Marc Jacobs and Balenciaga, to more conceptual themes in her work that span advertisements and art. Read our breakdown here.

A retrospective (1975-2020) and Crossing Views will be on show at Fondation Louis Vuitton from April 1 to August 31.