In case you were curious, here are the 10 most expensive photos ever sold.
Photography has been around for almost two hundred years, but amazingly, it's only in the past couple of decades that it has gained widespread acceptance as an artform. These days, images by significant photographers command very high prices. But just how high is 'very high'? Internet community FreeYork.org has published a list of the ten most expensive photos ever sold. Start saving up your pennies...
|Rhein II – Andreas Gursky (1999) $4.3 million|
The number 1 spot is taken by Andreas Gursky's Rhein II, which sold for $4.3 at auction in 2011, making it the most expensive photograph ever sold. It is the second, and largest print of a set of six images of the Rhein - a river in Germany. And to be fair, that's exactly what the picture looks like. Yep - there's a river.
This is 'Untitled #96' by Cindy Sherman, which sold for $3.9 million, also in 2011. The 1981 print sold to New York dealer Philippe Segalot.
Sherman is one of the most bankable 'art' photographers in the world. Her photo Untitled #153 sold for $2.7 million in November 2010.
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- Canon EOS M58.8%
- Panasonic G85/G803.3%
- Panasonic FZ2500/FZ20001.9%
- Panasonic LX10/LX151.2%
- Panasonic GH5 development3.6%
- Sony a99 II15.9%
- Nikon KeyMission 170 and 801.0%
- Fujifilm GFX 50S development28.3%
- Olympus E-M1 II development18.7%
- Olympus E-PL80.1%
- Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro1.5%
- Olympus 12-100mm F4 IS Pro1.9%
- Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro0.1%
- Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art3.6%
- Sigma 12-24mm F4 Art2.6%
- Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport2.4%
- YI M12.2%
- GoPro Hero50.8%
- GoPro Karma drone2.2%
|Sunflower Field by GrannyMeg|
from An impressionist piece
|Flag from Staten Island Ferry by wam7|
|Windswept juniper by Kreber|
from Wind power
|SAND SCULPTURE by duskman|
from Landscape - Black and White #4