Posted by: maboulette | November 11, 2011

MOST EXPENSIVE PHOTO IN WORLD


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.

Gursky’s panoramic image of the Rhine is one of an edition of six photographs. Four are in major museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate Modern in London.

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