The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

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Cindy Sherman cover

Cindy Sherman

This book, which accompanies a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, considers Cindy Sherman’s oeuvre through the lens of portraiture. Featuring key examples of her work – from her earliest photographs through to her most recent – it explores the mercurial relationship between appearance and reality.

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Cindy Sherman: Postcards

Cindy Sherman: Postcards

This book is a selection of Cindy Sherman’s best loved works available as perforated postcards. Grouped by series, multiple postcards per page include both black and white photographs and full colour images. Produced in close collaboration with the artist, this fun package encourages appreciators to send ‘a piece of Cindy’ by mail.

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