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World’s Most Expensive Photo

Posted in Art, auction, Photography by petercombe on May 16, 2011

Cindy Sherman, Untitled, Color coupler print, 1981

The 1981 self-portrait taken by celebrated photographer Cindy Sherman was sold at a Christie’s auction Wednesday. The sale surpassed Christie’s estimates of $1.5-2 million ringing in at a final price of $3,890,500. That’s not only a record for the photographer, but also the “highest price ever realized for a photograph,” says Daniel Kunitz, editor in chief of Modern Painters.


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