|US$3.89mil (RM11.84 juta)|
A self-portrait of Cindy Sherman has broken the record for the most expensive photograph at an auction in the US.
The photograph Untitled #96, taken in 1981, was sold for a whopping US$3.89mil (RM11.84mil) last week.
Its buyer was Philippe Segalot, a New York dealer.
Untitled #96 has broken the record of Andreas Gursky's 99 Cent II Diptychon, which fetched US$3.35mil (RM10.2mil) in 2006.
Sherman, 57, is an American photographer and film director, best known for her conceptual portraits.
She has been awarded the Guild Hall Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award for Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Sciences Award and the Jewish Museum's Man Ray Award.
Last year, Sherman's Untitled #153, featuring her as a mudcaked corpse, was sold for US$2.7mil (RM8.22mil).
Published May 17 2011