The AP out of New York is reporting that a 1999 photograph of the Rhine river by German artist Andreas Gursky has sold for $4.3 million in New York City, setting a record for any photograph sold at auction.
Titled “Rhein II,” the chromogenic color print face-mounted to acrylic glass, had a pre-sale estimate of $2.5 million to $3.5 million.
It sold Tuesday at Christie’s. The buyer was not disclosed.
The previous record for any photography sold at auction was Cindy Sherman‘s “Untitled,” which fetched $3.8 million at Christie’s in May.
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