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The best art and exhibitions in July 2019—Cindy Sherman and Last Supper in Pompeii

Plus Félix Vallotton at the Royal Academy

A colander from Pompeii

A colander from Pompeii


Cindy Sherman, National Portrait Gallery, 27th June to 15th September

Since the mid-1970s, the American artist Cindy Sherman has drilled deeply into the gap between who we are and how we portray ourselves. In New York in her twenties, Sherman began her groundbreaking series, Complete Untitled Film Stills (1977-80), 70 black and white images of herself in poses taken from 1950s and 1960s B-movies and arthouse films, uncannily adopting the appearance of stereotypical female characters. This major retrospective will also include key…

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