World’s Top 16 Most Expensive Photographs Of All Time

World’s Top 16 Most Expensive Photographs Of All Time

Number 1: “Rhein II” (1999) by Andreas Gursky sold for $4,338,500 in 2011

Photo: Andreas Gurskys / Christie’s

Number 2: “Untitled #96” (1981) by Cindy Sherman sold for $3,890,500 in 2011

Photo: Cindy Shermans / Buzz feed

Number 3: “99 Cent II Diptychon” (2001) by Andreas Gursky sold for $3,346,456 in 2006

Photo: Aandreas Gurskys / Buzz Feed

Number 4: “The Pond-Moonlight” (1904) by Edward Steichen sold for $2,928,000 in 2006

Photo: Edward Westons / Buzz Feed

 Number 5: “Kremlin of Tobolsk” (2009) by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sold for $1,750,000 in 2010

Photo: Dmitry Medvedevs / Buzz Feed

Number 6: “photo of a nude” (1925) by Edward Weston sold for $1,609,000 in 2008

Photo: Edward Westons / Buzz Feed

Number 7: “Georgia O’Keeffe (Hands)” (1919) by Alfred Stieglitz sold for $1,470,000 in 2006

Photo: Alfred Stieglitzs / Buzz Feed

Number 8: “Georgia O’Keeffe Nude” (1919) by Alfred Stieglitz sold for $1,360,000 in 2006

Photo: Alfred Stieglitzs / Buzz Feed

Number 9: Untitled photo of a cowboy (1989) by Richard Prince  sold for $1,248,000 in 2005

Photo: Richard Princes / Buzz Feed

Number 10: “Dovima with Elephants” (1955) by Richard Avedon sold for $1,151,976 in 2010

Photo: Richard Avedons / Buzz Feed

Number 11: “Nautilus” (1927) by Edward Weston sold for for $1,082,500 in 2010

Photo: Edward Westons / Buzz Feed

Number 12: “One” (2010) by Peter Lik sold for $1 million in 2010

Photo: Peter Liks / Buzz Feed

Number 13: “113. Athènes, T[emple] de J[upiter] olympien pris de l’est” (1842) by Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey sold for $922,488 in 2003

Photo; Joseph Philibert / Buzz Feed

Number 14: “The Great Wave, Sete” (1857) by Gustave Le Gray sold for $838,000 in 1999

Photo: gustave Le Grays / Buzz Feed

Number 15: “Joueur d’Orgue” (1898-1899) by Eugène Atget’s sold for $686,500 in 2010

Photo: Eugne Atgets / Buzz Feed

Number 16: Robert Mapplethorpe’s photo of Andy Warhol (1987) sold for $643,200 in 2006

Photo: Robert Mapplethorpes / Buzz Feed

 

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