This Is the Most Expensive Photograph in the World


Some interesting trivia for you to throw out over cocktails: Last week Cindy Sherman’s 1981 self-portrait Untitled #96 (pictured above) sold to New York dealer Philippe Segalot for a whopping $3.89 million at a Christie’s auction, making it the most expensive photograph ever purchased. The record was previously held by Andreas Gursky’s 99 Cent II Diptychon , which went for $3.35 million back in 2006. Sherman’s 6-foot tall chromogenic color print Untitled #153 , which sold for over $2.7 million late last year, was formerly her largest sale to date. Considering that next year marks Sherman’s retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, Segalot has likely made a smart investment. [via Boing Boing]