This world holds some remarkable photographers who amaze us with unique and beautiful shots all around the globe, allowing us to look at the world from a different perspective. The best ones are obviously used for whatever purpose – an advertisement, desktop background or simply displayed as art, and in return usually a healthy sum of cash is given, but at what price are people willing to pay?
Below is a list of the top 10 priciest photographs in the world. It goes without saying they should witnessed in person to get the full effect of the composition, but what do you think? Are they really worth the price tag?
#10 Billy the Kid – Unknown (1880) $2.3 million
#9 Untitled #153 – Cindy Sherman (1985) $2.7 million
#8 The Pond/Moonlight – Edward Steichen (1904) $2.9 million
#7 Los – Angeles – Andreas Gursky (1998) $2.9 million
#6 99 Cent II, Diptychon – Andreas Gursky (2001) $3.3 million
#5 Untitled (Cowboy) - Richard Prince (2001-02) $3.4 million
#4 Dead Troops Talk – Jeff Wall (1992) $3.7 million
#3 For Her Majesty - Gilbert & George (1973) $3.7 million
#2 Untitled #96 – Cindy Sherman (1981) $3.9 million
#1 Rhein II – Andreas Gursky (1999) $4.3 million
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