Top Five Most Expensive Photographs Ever Sold
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mshi
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#1.Andreas Gursky, Rhein II (1999), $4,338,500, in November 2011.







#2.Cindy Sherman, Untitled #96 (1981), $3,890,500, in May 2011.







#3. Andreas Gursky, 99 Cent II Diptychon (2001), $3,346,456, in February 2007. A second print of 99 Cent II Diptychon sold for $2.48 million in November 2006. Third print sold for $2.25 million on May 2006.



















#4. Edward Steichen, The Pond-Moonlight (1904), $2,928,000, in February 2006







#5.Cindy Sherman, Untitled #153 (1985), $2,700,000, in November 2010.







BenV
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most of the photos aren't loading



mshi
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BenV wrote:
most of the photos aren't loading


fixed all links and they should be all visible now.



Neddie Seagoon
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Modern art = "I coulda done that" + "But you didn't"



mshi
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Neddie Seagoon wrote:
Modern art = "I coulda done that" + "But you didn't"


postmodern art.



BenV
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mshi wrote:
BenV wrote:
most of the photos aren't loading


fixed all links and they should be all visible now.


Ah actually the problem is on my end. Stupid work server has tumblr blocked.



Ho1972
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OMG, I've deleted millions of dollars worth of photos.



uintaangler
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Ho1972 wrote:
OMG, I've deleted millions of dollars worth of photos.




mshi
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Ho1972 wrote:
OMG, I've deleted millions of dollars worth of photos.








Mescalamba
Registered: Jul 06, 2011
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I like that 1904.. but then Im pretty traditional guy.

If Im correct Gursky shoots with large format. Those two large pics from him have quite interesting "look".



Micky Bill
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I really like the 99 cent store and the Steichen but I still don't quite get cindy sherman.



Neddie Seagoon
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Thanks for the comparison, mshl. Very interesting.

In all seriousness, I must say that I am, what's the word, astounded, gobsmacked, surprised... that images that seem so simple could be worth that much money to anyone. I'm sure that they look much more impressive as prints than little thumbnails on my computer screen. Certainly that 1st Gurky at 7 feet by 12 feet on the wall would. I've seen the Mona Lisa in person and it is indeed quite moving. Much more so than you would expect after being so familiar with the image from other sources. Still, I'm at a loss to comprehend the magnitude of value that has been placed on these pieces. I suppose that's the crux of art, isn't it. If these artists can provide an emotion that someone can value this highly, well, good for them.



S Dilworth
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http://www.benlewis.tv/films/gursky-world/gursky-world-the-birth-of-art-safari/



thedruid
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Take Gursky's name off it and replace it with Paddy O'Brien and see how much it sells for



kodakeos
Registered: Jan 09, 2005
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interesting how the artists name attaches so much value.
IE: top 4 are by 2 people, because the other sold for so much, the others available must also, invariably be worth a similar amount.

So much of this is speculation and investment rather than actual art appreciation.



BenV
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The only one I like is #4. The others (minus 5) are just garbage photos. I guess some people have millions of dollars to waste. Maybe I'll go into my local Dollar Store and take a photo.



Micky Bill
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BenV wrote:
The only one I like is #4. The others (minus 5) are just garbage photos. I guess some people have millions of dollars to waste. Maybe I'll go into my local Dollar Store and take a photo.



Maybe you should, but you didn;t.



BenV
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Micky Bill wrote:
BenV wrote:
The only one I like is #4. The others (minus 5) are just garbage photos. I guess some people have millions of dollars to waste. Maybe I'll go into my local Dollar Store and take a photo.



Maybe you should, but you didn;t.


Actually I did.



jerbear00
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Clearly I will never sell anything. None of these appeal to me



JohnJ
Registered: Jul 09, 2005
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Ho1972 wrote:
OMG, I've deleted millions of dollars worth of photos.




That's one of the funniest things I've read in ages. Nice one.



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