American artistic photographer Cindy Sherman is a multimillionaire whose influence and artistic style has made her one of the most influential artists in the world. The photographer has been credited as a contemporary legend in the visual arts industry.
Sherman is one of the richest living artists in the world and has made a name for herself after releasing the Untitled Film Still series which released in 1977. The black and white series of 69 photos is one of the most widely appreciated pieces of photography in the world.
How Much Is Sherman Worth In 2020?
The photographer is worth $35 million as of February 2020. She amassed this net worth from her career as an artist.
The artist is multitalented and works as her own model. In fact, she also does make-up, hair styling, wardrobe and directing all by herself.
The Film-noir inspired photographer’s work is some of the most highly valued artworks in the world. Some of her work has even made records by becoming one of the priciest paintings.
The 3rd Most Expensive Photograph Ever Sold Is By Sherman Titled Untitled #96
In 2011, Cindy Sherman’s photograph, the Untitled #96 piece was sold for $3,900,000. The photo held the title as the most expensive ever sold for only a few months.
The photo features Cindy in her teenage years laying on the floor. Some specialists believe that the picture sold for the sky-high price not for the art but because of other factors.
In a similar fashion, she also sold the Untitled Film Still #48 for $2,965,000 and Untitled #153 for $2.7 million. Before, the compilation was bought for $6,773,000.
Career As Director, Actress & Writer
Sherman worked in the film industry in the past and made her directorial debut with the 1975 short film Doll Clothes.
Then in 1997, she acted in the film Office Killer. She also wrote and directed the film. Additionally, she has appeared on various documentaries and award shows.
What House Does Cindy Sherman Own?
Multimillionaire photographer Sherman owns a house in Sag Harbor, New York, USA. She bought the house 2000, for a whopping $1.5 million.
The house feature 4,200 square feet of interior space spread over 0.4 acres of space.
Feminism, Grant, And Charity
The photographer is regularly named in the top feminists who changed the world.
She is an active feminist and even uses her photos to combat issues against women. Her photos are admired by critics for her stance against misogyny and the over-sexualization of women.
In 1981, she won a fellowship from the MacArthur Fellowships, the money prize valued at $500,000 was distributed throughout 5 years.
Cindy Sherman was born Cynthia Morris Sherman on January 19, 1954, to Dorothy Sherman and Charles Sherman. She was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, U.S. She grew up in different towns as her family moved around.
Sherman went to study visual arts at Buffalo State College. She gave up her pursuit of painting thinking it was limited and then changed her focus to photography.
Regarding her relationships, she was married to 1984 Michel Auder from 1984 to 1999. Then she dated David Byrne that lasted 3 years from 2007 to 2011.
In October 2015, pictures that the star took in 1976 surfaced. The stills feature her as bus drivers of different ethnicities and she had on blackface in one of them.
Then the Twitter hashtag #cindygate started trending online.