Sotheby’s sale of Contemporary art exceeds its pre-sale high estimate achieving $12 million in New York

NEW YORK, NY.- Today’s auction of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s New York exceeded its pre-sale high estimate of $11.6 million in achieving a strong total of $12,040,750, which marks the highest result for a mid-season sale of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s since spring 2008. The auction was 79.7% sold by lot, and was led by the Untitled Film Still #21 by Cindy Sherman that set a new record for an original-size film still by the artist when it sold for $746,500 – nearly four times its $200,000 high estimate. The work is numbered one of an addition of ten, and was acquired from the artist by the family of the present consignor. “We are thrilled with the results of today’s sale, which exceeded our expectations and brought a number of strong prices throughout the day,” commented Jennifer Roth, Head of Sotheby’s