October 2, 2015
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From Gizmodo we get this, I think the most expensive may have been surpassed but it doesn’t matter
Sometimes photographers amaze us with their ability to uniquely reflect the world around us and get a look at it from a different angle. Other times, they depict images so disgusting or banal that it’s impossible to understand why so many consider their photographs masterpieces. The art market is inscrutable, especially when it comes to photography. The following ten photos, ranked by worth, sold for millions of dollars at auctions over the past few years.
1) Rhein II, by Andreas Gursky (1999). Sold for $4.3 million.
2) Untitled #96, by Cindy Sherman (1981). Sold for $3.9 million.
3) For Her Majesty, by Gilbert & George (1973). Sold for $3.7 million.
Ok there is the top three for you, go here to see the rest
Peter Lik’s ‘Phantom’ was sold for an unprecedented $6.5 million and is the most expensive photograph in history. (PRNewsFoto/LIK USA)
Photographer Peter Lik has sold a print for a cool $6.5 million
Australian landscaper photographer Peter Lik has set a new world record after a private unnamed collector purchased one of his photos for an unprecedented $6.5 million.
The black-and-white image, called “Phantom,” was taken in Arizona’s Antelope Canyon, the Guardian reports.