World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

List of most expensive photographs

Article Id: WHEBN0002558172
Reproduction Date:

Title: List of most expensive photographs  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: In the news/Candidates/November 2011, Robert Mapplethorpe, Outline of photography, Photographic film, 99 Cent II Diptychon
Collection: Lists of Most Expensive Things, Lists of Photography Topics, Lists of Visual Art Topics, Photographs
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

List of most expensive photographs

Steichen's The Pond-Moonlight
A black-and-white print of the Tobolsk Kremlin photo by Dmitry Medvedev sold at a charity auction in January 2010 for 51 million rubles.

This is a list of the highest prices paid for photographs (in US dollars unless otherwise stated).

Rank Artist Work Price Date Seller/Auction
1 Andreas Gursky Rhein II (1999) $4,338,500 November 8, 2011 Christie's New York[1]
2 Cindy Sherman Untitled #96 (1981) $3,890,500 May 2011 Christie's New York[2][1]
3 Jeff Wall Dead Troops Talk (A vision after an ambush of a Red Army patrol, near Moqor, Afghanistan, winter 1986) (1992) $3,666,500 May 8, 2012 Christie's New York[4]
4 Andreas Gursky 99 Cent II Diptychon (2001) $3,346,456 February 2007 Sotheby's London auction[5][2]
5 Edward Steichen The Pond—Moonlight (1904) $2,928,000 February 2006 Sotheby's New York auction[6]
6 Cindy Sherman Untitled #153 (1985) $2,700,000 November 2010 Phillips de Pury & Co. New York[2]
7 unknown Billy the Kid (1879–80) tintype portrait $2,300,000 June 2011 Brian Lebel's Old West Show & Auction[7]
8 Dmitry Medvedev Tobolsk Kremlin (2009) $1,750,000 January 2010 Christmas Yarmarka, Saint Petersburg[8][9][10]
9 Edward Weston Nude (1925) $1,609,000 April 2008 Sotheby's New York auction[11]
10 Alfred Stieglitz Georgia O'Keeffe (Hands) (1919) $1,470,000 February 2006 Sotheby's New York auction[6]
11 Alfred Stieglitz Georgia O'Keeffe Nude (1919) $1,360,000 February 2006 Sotheby's New York auction[6]
12 Richard Prince Untitled (Cowboy) (1989)[12] $1,248,000 November 2005 Christie's New York auction[13]
13 Richard Avedon Dovima with elephants (1955) $1,151,976 November 2010 Christie's Paris auction[14]
14 Edward Weston Nautilus (1927) $1,082,500 April 2010 Sotheby's New York auction[15]
15 Jeff Wall Untangling (1994) $780,000
(A$1,000,000)
November 2006 The National Gallery of Victoria [16]
16 Eugène Atget Joueur d'Orgue (1898–1899) $686,500 April 2010 Christie's New York auction[17]
17 Robert Mapplethorpe Andy Warhol (1987) $643,200 October 17, 2006 Christie's New York auction[18]
18 Ansel Adams Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico (1948)[19] $609,600 October 2006 Sotheby's New York auction[20]
Notes:
  1. ^ A seventh print of Untitled #96 sold for $2.88 million at Christie's in May 2012.[3]
  2. ^ A second print of 99 Cent II Diptychon sold for $2.48 million in November 2006 at a New York gallery, and a third print sold for $2.25 million at Sotheby's in May 2006.[5]

In December 2014, Peter Lik reportedly sold a photograph titled "Phantom" to an anonymous bidder for $6.5 million, making it potentially the highest price paid for a photograph.[21][22][23] Lik's claim has been greeted with much scepticism. Claims of the sale have never been proven and the mysterious buyer have never come forward.[24]


References

  1. ^ The Most Expensive Photo in the World. theatlanticwire.com (2011-11-09). Retrieved on 2011-11-10.
  2. ^ Sale 2557, Lot 10. Cindy Sherman, Untitled #96. Christie's (2012-05-08). Retrieved on 2012-06-14.
  3. ^ [2]. theglobeandmail.com (2012-05-08). Retrieved on 2012-05-09.
  4. ^ a b The First $3M Photograph. Web.archive.org (2007-03-18). Retrieved on 2011-08-01.
  5. ^ a b c Photograph sale breaks world record. Web.archive.org (2009-02-26). Retrieved on 2011-08-01.
  6. ^ Pescovitz, David. "Billy The Kid photo sells for $2.3 million". Boing Boing (Happy Mutants LLC). Retrieved 2011-06-28. 
  7. ^ Топ-10 самых дорогих фотографий мира. Kommersant.ru (2010-01-18). Retrieved on 2011-08-01.
  8. ^ Снимок Медведева стал четвертым в списке самых дорогих фотографий мира. Lenta.ru. Retrieved on 2011-08-01.
  9. ^ Titova, Irina. (2010-01-16) Medvedev’s photo gets $1.7M at charity auction. The Daily Caller. Retrieved on 2011-08-01.
  10. ^ Edward Weston's Nude Sells For $1.6 Million at Sotheby's Setting a New Record For The Artist. Artdaily.com. Retrieved on 2011-08-01.
  11. ^ Richard Prince: Untitled (Cowboy): enlarged view | Works of Art | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Metmuseum.org (2011-07-27). Retrieved on 2011-08-01.
  12. ^ Lang, Daryl (November 9, 2005). "Prince Print Sets Auction Record For Photography". PDN online. 
  13. ^ RICHARD AVEDON (1923–2004) | Dovima with elephants, Evening dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, August 1955 | Photographs Auction | 1950s, Photographs | Christie's. Christies.com. Retrieved on 2011-08-01.
  14. ^ Sotheby's – Overview. Sothebys.com (2010-04-13). Retrieved on 2011-08-01.
  15. ^ Gill, Raymond (2006-12-16). "How much to get the picture?". The Age (Melbourne). 
  16. ^ EUGÈNE ATGET (1857–1927) | Joueur d'Orgue, c. 1898–1899 | Photographs Auction | late 19th Century, Photographs | Christie's. Christies.com. Retrieved on 2011-08-01.
  17. ^ ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (1946-1989) | Andy Warhol, 1987 | Photographs Auction | Photographs | Christie's. Christies.com. Retrieved on 2011-11-30.
  18. ^ Ansel Adams, Original Fine Art Photography
  19. ^ Walker, David (October 19, 2006). Print Sets Auction Record for Ansel Adams"Moonrise". PDN online. 
  20. ^ "Peter Lik: Who is the record-breaking photographer behind the $7.8m Phantom?". ABC News. 11 December 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  21. ^ "This is Officially the Most Expensive Photo Ever". Time Magazine. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  22. ^ Sender, Hanna (10 December 2014). "Peter Lik Sells Most Expensive Photo of All Time; Similar Images Available Online for Free". International Business Times. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  23. ^ Taylor, Andrew (12 December 2014), "Buyer beware: Treat Peter Lik photo sale with scepticism", Canberra Times 

External links

  • Artnet top ten most expensive photographs, April 2003
  • The two most expensive Stieglitz photos, 2006, click thumbnalis to enlarge
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.