Shalom Life | July 01, 2014

James Franco to Pose in Drag For Latest Art Exhibition

The ‘Amazing Spiderman’ actor will recreate Cindy Sherman’s famous Untitled Film Stills series.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: April 10th, 2014 in Culture » Art » News

Multi-hyphenate extraordinaire, James Franco, has displayed his artwork in galleries around the world, ranging from “invisible arts” that sold for tens of thousands to paparazzi and Hollywood inspired collages and mixed media pieces.

Starting on Friday, Franco will exhibit his latest collection at the Pace Gallery in New York City. Inspired by Cindy Sherman’s famous Untitled Film Stills series, Franco will pose in drag for a series of photographs donning wigs and women’s clothing to recreate the well-known images. Although Franco will be dressing as a woman, he has retained his beard and moustache.

“Cindy Sherman’s groundbreaking series Untitled Film Stills showed us how we look at ourselves in film. These were performances within multiple frames of significance. But Sherman was an artist looking at the film industry from the outside. I have started on the inside. I earn my living in the commercial film business. This new series of film stills puts one more frame around the dialogue Sherman introduced,” Franco told Hintmag.com.

The exhibit will run until May 3, 2014.

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