The 10 Most Expensive Photos Ever Sold

It is well known that photographers see the world in different angle. Sometimes they amaze us with their art. But have you ever wondered how high one shot can be evaluated? We are introducing the most expensive photos ever sold top 10.

10. Tobolsk Kremlin (2009) this photo was made by Former Russian President Dimitry Medvedev and displayed at a charity auction in St. Peterburg, Russia January 2010. The photo sold for $1,750,000.


9.  William H. Bonney (born William Henry McCarty, Jr. c.1859-1861 – July 14, 1881), better known as Billy the Kid and also known as William Antrim, was a 19th-century gunman who participated in the Lincoln County War and became a frontier outlaw in the American Old West. The unknown photographer work been sold for $2,300,000 in June 2011 in Brian Lebel’s Old West Show & Auction.


8.  Illusion (2014) this photo was made  by Australian landscape photographer Peter Link, a print was sold to a private collector for $2,400,000 November 2014. The photograph was produced as an Elite Edition 1 of 1. It is an abstract depiction of an outdoor winter setting in Telluride, Colorado


7. Untitled #153 is a photograph made by American visual artist Cindy Sherman in 1985. In November 2010 photo was sold for $2,700,000 in Phillips de Pury & Co auction house  in New York.


6. The Pond—Moonlight the photograph was made by American photographer Edward Steichen  in 1904 in Mamaroneck, New York, near the home of his friend, art critic Charles Caffin. This photo was sold for $2,928,000 in February 2006, Sotheby’s New York auction.


5. 99 Cent II Diptychon is sometimes called “99 cent.1999”. Made by german photographer and professor Andreas Gursky in 2001. This work was sold for $3,346,456 in February 2007, at Sotheby’s London auction.


4. Dead Troops Talk (A Vision after an Ambush of a Red Army Patrol, near Moqor, Afghanistan, Winter 1986). Photo by Canadian photographer Jeff Wall made in 1992. Photo sold for $3,666,500 in May, 2012 at Christie’s auction house, New York.


3. “Untitled #96” photo was made by  American photographer and film director Cindy Sherman. Photos sold on May, 2011 for $3,890,50. According to the buyer was New York dealer Philippe Segalot.


2. “Rhein II” photo was made by Andreas Gursky in 1999.  Photo was sold in New York, 2011, for $4,338,500. This photograph is actually heavily edited and photoshoped. Gursky says he removed many of the elements such as buildings and trees that were damaging to the composition.


1. First place goes to Australian landscaper photographer Peter Lik. He has set a new world record after a private unnamed collector november 2014 purchased one of his photos for an unprecedented $ 6,500,000 price. The black-and-white image, called “Phantom,” was taken in Arizona’s Antelope Canyon. 




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