Sherrie Levine is an American photographer and appropriation artist. Much of Levine's work is in the form of a very direct form of re-photography. A larger category of re-photography and collage is the impulse of artists using this kind of appropriation as its own focus, someone who pulls from the works of others and the worlds they depict to create their own work. Appropriation art became popular in the late 70’s although its tendency can be traced from the early Modernist works specifically using collage.
Cindy Sherman is an American photographer and film director, best known for her conceptual portraits. Sherman currently lives and works in New York City. She is represented by Spruth Magers Berlin London in Europe and Metro Pictures gallery in New York. Through a number of different series of works, Sherman has raised challenging and important questions about the role and representation of women in society, the media and the nature of the creation of art.