$3.89 Million For a Photograph

19 May

Cindy Sherman had a very good day at Christie’s auction house. Her photograph (seen above), entitled “Untitled #96,” was sold for $3.89 million. That’s a record for a photograph.

The buyer was New York dealer Philippe Segalot, and the underbidder was Per Skarstedt, also a New York dealer. No word on what they will do with their newly acquired work of art.

Sherman is no stranger to success in the auction world. Another of her photographs, Untitled #153, was sold for $2.7 million recently. It features the artist as a mud-caked corpse.

Do you think the picture is worth how much it sold for?

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