Few, least of all the curators at Christie’s, will be surprised if Cindy Sherman’s “Untitled #96,” more popularly known as “Orange Sweater” sets a world record for the artist when it goes on sale in New York on May 8th. If the print’s final price exceeds the $4.3m paid last year for Andreas Gursky’s photograph of the Rhine, however, Sherman’s “Orange” will become the most expensive photograph ever sold at auction.
The image, consigned by Ohio’s Akron Art Museum, may benefit from the upswing in Sherman’s visibility, which has been boosted by a current retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It will be offered at Christie’s Post War and Contemporary Art Evening sale in New York.
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