Friday, November 11, 2011

The World’s Most Expensive Photograph

A seemingly ordinary snapshot broke the record for world’s most expensive photograph, at a Christie’s auction Tuesday night. Andreas Gursky “Rhein II” fetched $4.3 million, smashing the previous record set by Cindy Sherman's "Untitled #96" which brought in $3.89 million last May.


Source: theatlanticwire
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4 comments :

Watash said...

Somebody help me here...........
why is this mundane uninteresting picture so valuable? Is there something in it that I'm missing?

Watash said...
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garfix said...

Hey Watash, whatever you're missing, so am I! Maybe somebody's rich relative bought it.

Anonymous said...

it's ultradetailed and big (~3x3 m, but i don't remember)
so when you look at this photo it's... i dont know how to say..amazing feeling