"Untitled (#419)" (2004)

"Untitled (#419)," 2004
Color photograph, 55 1/2 x 48 1/4 inches
Edition of 6
© Cindy Sherman
Courtesy Metro Pictures, New York

"People have such differing reactions to clowns. A lot don’t like them, or are afraid or suspicious of them. That’s kind of the attitude I was trying to get out of the characters—trying to make them look a little seedier around the edges, a little as if maybe there’s some sort of desperation as to why they’re clowns."

-Cindy Sherman