You’re not seeing double. These are two different lots of Cindy Sherman‘s Untitled #94. The two works were on offer in very different settings. Phillips de Pury sold the one on top tonight in its evening sale with a $1-1.5m estimate. (Zach Miner must have been pretty hot for the picture.) The other went into Christie’s day sale with a $300-500k estimate. The folks at Christie’s clearly had bigger fish to fry.
The disparate estimates caused some confusion among observers. (We had assumed the works were different sizes at first and said so in print.) But no matter how battered and scattered the Cindy Sherman market may have become this week, the wisdom of the crowd asserted itself. Both works sold for the exact same price: $722,500 with premium.