Untitled #59 & Untitled (Under the World Trade Center), 1980
Peter Schjeldahl: When were you most stuck about what to do next, and what did you do next?
Cindy Sherman: Right after 9/11 I couldn’t see the point in making art. My first attempts were too sad and lifeless. Then I made a couple of Rosie the Riveter-type of portraits: heroic ordinary women, full of optimism.