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Cindy Sherman's 'Untitled Horrors' Is The Perfect Halloween Exhibition

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With Halloween just around the corner, exhibitions flaunting that choice combination of camp and horror are just what the doctor mad scientist ordered. But perhaps no exhibition gets us in the holiday mood quite like the mistress of disguise herself, Cindy Sherman.

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Untitled #122, 1983, © Cindy Sherman. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Right about the time when store windows are stocking up on female friendly Halloween options like Miley Cyrus, Daenerys Targaryen or the classic sexy witch, an upcoming Sherman exhibition confronts us with the classic question of what roles women are allowed to play and what images they are forced to project. The damsel in distress or the femme fatale, the crazy clown or the surgically enhanced socialite -- Sherman seamlessly performs the costume changes so many women enact on the 364 days of the year that are not All Hallows' Eve.

Check out some photographs below from "Untitled Horrors," Sherman's show at Moderna Museet in Sweden. Let yourself contemplate which costumes you have incorporated into your feminine identity. Who knows, maybe you'll even find yourself some highbrow costume inspiration!

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Untitled Film Still #22, 1978
© Cindy Sherman. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

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Untitled #132, 1984
© Cindy Sherman. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

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Untitled #150, 1985
© Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

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Untitled #153, 1985
© Cindy Sherman. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

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Untitled #71, 1980
© Cindy Sherman. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

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Untitled #458, 2007-2008
© Cindy Sherman. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

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Untitled #470, 2008
© Cindy Sherman. Courtesy the artist & Metro Pictures, New York

"Untitled Horrors" will show from October 19, 2013 until January 19, 2013 at Moderna Museet in Sweden.

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