Cindy Sherman #untitled

Confirmed for BBC Four on 28 July at 9.05pm to 10.05pm

Ep 1/1

Sunday 28 July



In this witty and revealing Arena film, Cindy Sherman - widely recognised as one of the greatest living contemporary artists - grants a rare interview to award-winning director Clare Beavan.

Across four decades, Sherman has used props and cameras to create a breathtaking array of invented characters - from screen siren to clown to ageing socialite - that evoke a range of emotions from shock to amusement. Sherman appears in almost every photograph she takes, yet shies away from the media spotlight and practically never appears on camera.

Along with rare access to the artist herself, this film speaks to artists, curators and those closest to her throughout her life and career.

Arena: Cindy Sherman #Untitled (1x60') is a BBC Studios Production. It was commissioned for BBC Arts and BBC Two by Mark Bell. Clare Beavan is the Producer and Director. Janet Lee is the Executive Producer for BBC Studios.

Pictured: #Untitled92 by Cindy Sherman, 1981. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.