Cindy Sherman Named 2012 NYFF Poster Artist

Cindy Sherman Named 2012 NYFF Poster Artist

The Film Society of Lincoln Center, America's pre-eminent New York-based non-profit organization, revealed the artist of the 50th New York Film Festival poster is Cindy Sherman. Throughout the past 49 years, a stellar line-up of artists commissioned their work for the New York Film Festival poster. Please find a complete list of artists below.

"How thrilling for the Film Society to have an artist of Cindy Sherman's magnitude carry on the 50-year tradition of designing a poster to announce the opening of the New York Film Festival," Said FSLC Board Chairman Ann Tenenbaum. "We are grateful to Cindy for her contribution to our storied history."

Born in 1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, Cindy Sherman is counted among the most influential artists of the last half-century. Upon graduating from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1976, Sherman relocated to New York City where she began making the seminal Untitled Film Stills. She has gone on to photograph and cast herself in various roles through her masterful use of costume, setting and pose. A retrospective of Sherman's work opened in February of 2012 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue, the exhibition will travel to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and the Dallas Museum of Art. A selective exhibition organized by the Moderna Museet, Stockholm and the Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo will open in 2013 before traveling to other European venues.

The poster is currently available for purchase online www.filmlinc.com/nyff50poster.com and in-person at the New York Film Festival kiosk in Alice Tully Hall and the Film Society of Lincoln Center merchandise store located in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Prices for Members is $27 and non-Members $30.

A complete list of artists from the past 49 years is included below:

Larry Rivers, 1963
Saul Bass, 1964
Bruce Conner, 1965
Roy Lichtenstein, 1966
Andy Warhol, 1967
Henry Pearson, 1968
Marisol (Escobar), 1969
James Rosenquist, 1970
Frank Stella, 1971
Josef Albers, 1972
Niki de Saint Phalle, 1973
Jean Tinguely, 1974
Carol Summers, 1975
Allan D'Arcangelo, 1976
Jim Dine, 1977
Richard Avedon, 1978
Michelangelo Pistoletto, 1979
Les Levine, 1980
David Hockney, 1981
Robert Rauchenberg, 1982
Jack Youngerman, 1983
Robert Breer, 1984
Tom Wesselman, 1985
Elinor Bunin, 1986
Sol Lewitt, 1987
Milton Glaser, 1988
Jennifer Bartlett, 1989
Eric Fischel, 1990
Philip Perlstein, 1991
William Wegman, 1992
Sheila Metzner, 1993
William Copley, 1994
Diane Arbus, 1995
Juan Gatti, 1996
Larry Rivers, 1997
Martin Scorsese, 1998
Ivan Chermayeff, 1999
Tamar Hirschl, 2000
Manny Farber, 2001
Julian Schnabel, 2002
Junichi Taki, 2003
Jeff Bridges, 2004
Maurice Pialat, 2005
Mary Ellen Mark, 2006
Agnes B., 2007
Robert Cottingham, 2008
Gregory Crewdson, 2009
John Baldessari, 2010
Lorna Simpson, 2011

The 17-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent. The selection committee, chaired by Peña also includes: Melissa Anderson, Contributor, Village Voice; Scott Foundas, Associate Program Director, The Film Society of Lincoln Center; Todd McCarthy, Chief Film Critic, The Hollywood Reporter; and Amy Taubin, Contributing Editor, Film Comment and Sight and Sound.

The New York Film Festival is generously sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada, American Airlines, The New York Times, Stella Artois, illy, HBO, Trump International Hotel and Tower, WABC, WNET, the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts.

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