10) Billy The Kid, photographer unknown (1880), sold for $2.3 million
On reality TV shows like “Pawn Stars” and “Storage Wars”, we see items being appraised for large sums of money. The reality that is not shown, is that, often, it can take months to find a buyer for that item or the item doesn’t sell for nearly as much as it was appraised for.
I’m a firm believer in the saying “it’s only worth, as much as someone is willing to pay.” And in the case of the photographs shown, someone was willing to pay…A LOT! I wonder, if any of the buyers do decide to sell their purchase, if someone else will buy it for as much as they originally paid.
Here are the World’s 10 most expensive photographs…
9) Untitled #153, by Cindy Sherman (1985), sold for $2.7 million
8) The Pond/Moonlight, by Edward Steichen (1904), sold for $2.9 million
7) Los Angeles, by Andreas Gursky (1998), sold for $2.9 million
6) 99 Cent II, Diptychon, by Andreas Gursky (2001), sold for $3.3 million
5) (Untitled) Cowboy, by Richard Prince (2001-02), sold for $3.4 million
4) Dead Troops Talk, by Jeff Wall (1992), sold for $3.7 million
3) For Her Majesty, by Gilbert & George (1973), sold for $3.7 million
2) Untitled #96, by Cindy Sherman (1981), sold for $3.9 million
1) Rhein II, by Andreas Gursky (1999), sold for $4.3 million
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