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I think you're missing the point that the value in the work has more to do with WHO actually did it, the scarcity of the work (ie original prints vs copies or later re-prints) etc. 'Who' did it is important because of what they actually brought to the art world that didn't exist before them.
Actually, no : I'm responding to all the hype that goes into explaining how glorious these art works are --no one says (outright) "This is great because it's <artist>'s work!" And this, um, smells-like-BS is what I think such a "taste test" as I said would reveal. In some cases, I think a big-name artist could spill the garbage on the way to the dumpster, an observer slap a labe on it ("Untitled" seems to work broadly), and ... a gallery will want it and critics would rhapsodize on the keen insight revealed ... ! Clearly, there, a "who..." but is nevertheless has the smell etc. of garbage.
For those curious about Sherman, I just found a read by economist Galenson:
Conceptual Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Art