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Akron Art Museum gets the 2nd highest price ever for a Cindy Sherman photograph
Christie's auction sells contemporary masterpiece for $2,882,500

Vivian Goodman
Click on the image to see the entire photo. Cindy Sherman is always her own model. the Akron Art Museum purchased this photo in 1981, the same year it was made.
Courtesy of Cindy Sherman, Untitled #96, 1981, Ektacolor print, 23 3/4 in. x 48 in. Museum Acquisition Fund 1981.34
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Contemporary art lovers in Northeast Ohio will benefit from the sale of a very expensive work of art last night in New York City.

Christie’s Auction House sold a photograph owned by the Akron Art Museum since 1981, the year of its creation.

It’s by the renowned art photographer Cindy Sherman and it sold last night for  the second highest price ever for one of her works. The buyer, whose identity has not been disclosed, paid $2, 882, 500  for the photo and Akron Art Museum director and CEO Mitchell Kahan says he’ll use the money for a new acquisitions endowment to grow the museum’s collection.

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Cindy Sherman’s   “Untitled Number 96” shows the artist herself dressed as a teenager lying on a tiled floor.  Sherman is always her own model.

Another example of the image sold at Christie’s last spring for $3, 890, 500.

That was the world record price for a photograph at the time.

But last fall a new record was set when a photo by Russian photographer Andreas Gursky went for $4.3 million dollars. 

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