13. Cindy Sherman

Sherman is best known for her Untitled Film Stills series from the late 1970s. But since those infamous black-and-white photographs, Sherman has been hard at work transforming herself into medieval portrait sitters, patients of plastic surgery botches, and, more recently, clowns and aging women. Her work has been influential over the past three decades of her career, and her exploration of subjectivity and identity continues to inform a growing generation of artists.

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Above: Untitled #465, 2008