Most Expensive Photograph Ever Sold

Rhein II is a photograph by German visual artist Andreas Gursky in 1999. In the image, the Rhine flows horizontally across the field of view, between green fields, under an overcast sky. Extraneous details, such as dog-walkers and a factory building, were removed by the artist via digital editing. On November 8, 2011, a print of this photograph measuring 73 by 143 inches was auctioned at Christie’s New York for $4.3 million, making it the most expensive photograph ever sold.

Rhein (Rhine) II

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