Photos of James Franco’s photos of Cindy Sherman’s photos by G.
Love or hate James Franco, the one thing you can’t accuse him of is playing it safe. James Franco is having a big month in New York in April 2014, as he is starring in a Broadway production of “Of Mice And Men,” (I saw it and it’s excellent, by the way) and at the Pace Gallery in Chelsea, he’s recreated an exhibit by Cindy Sherman (“Untitled Film Stills”) called “New Film Stills.” Excuse the glare on these photos. You gotta do the best you can when the sun is out on a lovely day and the art is encased in glass.
Recreating the exact poses Cindy Sherman did nearly 30 years ago, Franco is seen looking rather effeminate save for his facial hair, which makes this series of photos even better, according 2 G.
For those who think they’ve got James Franco all figured out, this exhibit will make them guess again and I really love that. So many artists of all genres play it safe, and Franco for the sake of art (or perhaps even shock value) is not afraid to cross over the line, even if that finds him wearing a dress! Go James!
“New Film Stills” by James Franco is showing at Pace Gallery (located at 508 West 25th Street) in New York through May 3, 2014. It would be a drag if you missed it!