The Broad Museum exhibits 'Cindy Sherman, Imitation of Life'

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'Cindy Sherman, Imitation of Life,' becomes the first special exhibition at The Broad Museum.

The Broad Museum's first special exhibition since opening nine months ago is called, "Cindy Sherman, Imitation of Life."

The Broad collection has more of Sherman's work than anywhere else in the world. More than 120 of her photographs will go on display Saturday.

Most of the pictures were acquired by Eli and Edythe Broad starting in 1982 when they first saw her work in a New York gallery.

The Broads immediately bought 20 pieces. They have been collecting her work ever since.

"We're not photography collectors, but what she did in the photo stills and other work reflect what's happening in society," Eli Broad told ABC7's Adrienne Alpert.

Sherman is her own model and does her own makeup and photography.

Her photos tell a story, as some look at celebrity, how movies influence who we are.

With its Hollywood emphasis, it's interesting to note this is Sherman's first Los Angeles show in nearly 20 years.

At the same time, she has a major retrospective on exhibit in New York.

"She's a performance artist, a photographer and more. I don't think there's any other artist, contemporary artist, who's looked at feminine identity through the lens of the media," Founding Director of The Broad Joanne Heyler explained.

Guest curator Philipp Kaiser said Sherman's work exemplifies the "Pictures Generation." Her images take "selfies" to another level.

The Broad's permanent collection is always free admission, but tickets for the special exhibit are $12 for adults. Those 17 years old and younger are free.

While most of the photos are challenging and thought-provoking, there is one gallery of images that is disturbing and not for children.

"Cindy Sherman, Imitation of Life" is on view through October. For tickets, click here.
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