Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Four Million Dollar Snapshot

This image of the Rhine River became the world’s priciest picture on Tuesday when it was auctioned at Christie’s for a price of $4,338,500.

“Rhein II” was created in 1999 by German artist Andreas Gursky. The 140 x 81-inch print greatly exceeded Christie’s expectations of between $2.5 and $3.5 million and broke the previous record set by Cindy Sherman’s “Untitled #9,” which sold for $3.89 million in May.

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