Cindy Sherman sets auction record for photography

  • Cindy Sherman, Untitled, color coupler print, executed in 1981

    Cindy Sherman, Untitled, color coupler print, executed in 1981

    Cindy Sherman / Christie's

Art advisor Philippe Segalot reportedly purchased Cindy Sherman’s (b. 1954) “Untitled #96″ at a Christie’s auction in New York in May for $3.89 million, a record amount for a photograph at auction.

“Untitled #96″ is one in the "Centerfolds" series of ten photographs commissioned in 1981, but never used, by Artforum magazine.

The image shows the artist herself bathed in an orange glow and seductively posed on a linoleum kitchen floor clutching a crumpled personal ad. Sherman's series questioned the role of women in society and as represented by media.

The photograph had a pre-sale estimate of $1.5-2 million.

 

More News Feed Headlines

Screenshot of the Acoma shield in the May 30 EVE auction

Emergency Meeting at Smithsonian Aims to Halt Paris Auction of Sacred Tribal Artifacts

  • May 25, 2016 15:51

Hyperallergic reports the latest battle to repatriate objects of significance to indigenous ...

Read More

Banksy's Flying Cooper

150 Banksy Works From Private Collections Exhibited in Rome

  • May 25, 2016 15:51

An unprecendented assemblage of 150 privately-owned works by mysterious street artist Banksy are ...

Read More

The Barns, Lake George, 1926, by Georgia O’Keeffe.  Oil on canvas 21 x 32 ¼ in.  (53.3 x 81.9 cm.) Georgia O'Keeffe Museum © 2016 Christie’s Images Limited

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Acquires Rare O’Keeffe Painting

  • May 24, 2016 22:39

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is pleased to announce it has acquired a rare 1926 painting by ...

Read More

A newly discovered and restored Edmund C.  Tarbell painting being unveiled by Edmund C.  Tarbell II, center, grandson of the painter, and Jeremy Fogg, guest curator and conservator, at the Discover Portsmouth visitors' center in Portsmouth, NH.

Rediscovered Painting Joins Major Retrospective of Impressionist Edmund Tarbell

  • May 24, 2016 22:23

Renowned American Impressionist painter Edmund C. Tarbell is in the spotlight. The most ambitious ...

Read More

Related Press Releases

Related Events from ArtfixDaily Calendar

 

ArtfixDaily Artwire