Friday, May 18, 2007

A Cindy Sherman sells for $2.1 million

Cindy Sherman, Untitled No. 92 , 1981
$2,112,000 @ Christie’s New York
May 16, 2007

The evening sale of post-war and contemporary art at Christie’s New York on May 16, 2007, was certainly dramatic, if higher and higher bids coming one after the other almost without end is your idea of drama. The sale totaled $384,654,400, a new record for a contemporary auction, with 74 of the 78 lots finding buyers, or 95 percent. Gee, looks like the bulls still rule the art market.


1 comment:

DICK said...

Mr. Emerick:
Thank you for reporting on this auction. The items and prices are to me completely bewildering. But on a cheereful note I found your web site.