Friday, November 11, 2011

the world's most expensive photo

Last night, art history was made when an anonymous buyer paid a record-breaking $4.34 million for Andreas Gursky's photograph of the Rhine River, called Rhein II. The snapshot, which sold at Christie's impressionist and modern art auction in New York, became the most expensive photograph ever sold at auction.

It beat out Cindy Sherman's Untitled #96, (see below) which sold for a whopping $3.89 million at a Christie's sale this May. Gursky's print, made in 1999, was expected to sell for between $2.5 million and $3.5 million. It depicts a stunning panorama of Germany's most famous river. The sale price includes the buyer's premium.

Here is a list of world's most expensive photographs 


  1. Call me a philistine, but I don't really see the appeal of Gursky's photo. I don't like the composition, and I downright hate the colors. Sherman's picture, on the other hand, is much more interesting for me, but still...$3.89 million? Nothing can justify that amount of money being spent on a photo...

  2. this blog sucks now

  3. Ilike the art and modern art too, but i like "Ireland" sad , don't see the worth such as 4 m dollars??

    aldought Great blog man!

  4. Wow..I respect the arts in every men but $4.34 million for this photo? Unbelievable! Bad composition. Pale colors. It's just like any other amateur's photo. And I agreed with what the others said, can't see the worth $4.34 M with this.