New world record for most expensive Photo in a photo auction

This morning I read an article about the world’s most expensive photo sold in a photo auction, so far. The picture is taken by Andreas Gursky.

It’s a really great image, but is it really worth $4,338,500??

For more information on this, clich here!

World's most expensive photo sold in a photo auction - http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=5496716

10 thoughts on “New world record for most expensive Photo in a photo auction

  1. Badpanda22

    Great image, but no way worth that much; In the end it is the artist’s famous name and the investment value of the work and not the artistic value that matters in this kind of transaction. Its a shame really…

  2. Kieran Hamilton

    Not worth the money In my opinion. I don’t even like the photograph that much, dull colours, and overall pretty boring…

    1. I can understand that they find the image great. If I try to understand the reasons for it
      1) It’s a play with composition where you have the rule of thirds at the same as you leaves it out. This is due to the lines
      2) It’s amazing how they in 1955 could have such a straight angle of the lines after shooting the pic
      3) I actually love the colors, and/or especially the combination of colors
      4) It’s a really “calm” image

      With all that said, it’s still way to much🙂

      thanks for commenting!

    1. Haha.. maybe me too, but I sure like it when I gave it a little while. It’s really hard to value things like this, but I guess there’s someone who reeeeeaaaally enjoys it🙂

  3. I like this image, but I go for abstracts like that and I can appreciate the time and the effort that goes into taking/composing a shot like that. And the dull colors, to me, evoke a certain mood. I like the lines and textures and different levels in it the image too. I can see what the artist saw in this.

    Certainly not an image for everyone though. But still, I’m all for artistic photos making lots of money.🙂

    1. haha.. well.. I can agree on that last part🙂 I really like it as well, but I will never understand the amount🙂

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Let’s hope we’ll take one of those someday!🙂

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