Her retrospective at MOMA in New York is meeting huge public approval, she is one of the protagonists of contemporary photography, and - we may be sure - the value of her works keeps benefiting from this. Cindy Sherman is living a magic moment.
It is perhaps due to this excitement, that the Akron Art Museum in Ohio has decided — to increase its funds for acquisitions — to sell one of the masterpieces of its collection: Untitled # 96, made by the artist in 1981. The work is part of the "Centerfolds" series and will be sold by Christie’s New York on May 8. “The museum acquired this work in 1981, the year of its creation, showcasing the forward-thinking approach of the institution”, said Brett Gorvy, Christie's international head of post-war and contemporary art.
The sale is expected to be a success. The auction house has hinted that Untitled # 96 could set a new record for the artist. The current one is $ 3.89 million, the highest achieved for a photograph sold at auction ever, before Andreas Gursky’s Rhein II touched $ 4.3 million in 2011.
|Cindy Sherman, Untitled # 96, 1981. Courtesy Akron Art Museum. |