18 Most Expensive Photographs Ever Sold

18 Most Expensive Photographs Ever Sold

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Here is a list of the 18 most expensive photographs ever sold, this collection features works created from the mid 1800s to 2014.

Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us.   Roy Adzak (1927-1987)

ANDY WARHOL, (1987)

Most Expensive Photographs Ever Sold, Warhol

 Sold for: $643,200 USD

Artist: Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) Sale Date: October 18, 2006


 JOUEUR D'ORGUE (1898–1899)

Most Expensive Photographs Ever SoldSold for: $686,500 USD Artist: Joueur D'Orgue, C. 1898-1899 Sale Date: April 15, 2010


113. ATHÈNES. 1842. T. DE J. OLYMPIEN. PRIS DE L'EST. (1846)

Most Expensive Photographs Ever Sold, Whole Plate Daguerreotype

Sold for: $922,000 USD Artist: Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey (1804-1892) Sale Date: May 20, 2003


Untangling (1994)

Most Expensive Photographs Ever Sold, Untangling CameraplexSold for: $780,000 USD Artist: Jeff Wall (b. 1946) Sale Date: November 2006

Nautilus (1927)

Most Expensive Photographs Ever Sold, Westin Shell 1927 CameraplexSold for: $1,082,500 USD Artist: Edward Weston  (1886 – 1958) Sale Date: April 2010


Dovima with Elephants (1955)

Most Expensive Photographs Ever Sold, Dovima with elephants, Evening dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, August 1955

Sold for: $1,151,976 USD Artist: Richard Avedon (1923-2004) Sale Date: November 20, 2010


Untitled [Cowboy] (1989)

Untitled Cowboy Cameraplex

Sold for: $1,248,000 USD Artist: Richard Prince ( b. 1949 ) Sale Date: November 8, 2005

Ektacolor print ,50 x 70 in. Executed in 1989. This work is number one from an edition of two plus one artist's proof.


 

Georgia O'Keeffe Nude (1919)

Alfred Stieglitz Okeeffe Nude CameraplexSold for: $1,360,000 USD Artist: Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) Sale Date: February 2006


Nude (1925)

Nude Westin CameraplexSold for: $1,609,000 USD Artist: Edward Weston (1886 – 1958) Sale Date: April 2008


Tobolsk Kremlin (2009)

Tobolsk Kremlin Cameraplex

Sold for: $1,750,000 USD Artist: Dmitry Medvedev ( b. 1965) Sale Date: January 2010


Billy the Kid (1879–80)

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Sold for: $2,300,000 USD Artist: Unknown Sale Date: June 2011


Untitled #153 (1985)

Untitled 153 ShermanSold for: $2,700,000 USD Artist: Cindy Sherman Sale Date: November 2010


Untitled #96 (1981)

Cindy Sherman Untitled CameraplexSold for: $2,882,500 USD Artist: Cindy Sherman Sale Date: May 2011


 The Pond-Moonlight (1904)

The Pond Moonlight CameraplexSold for: $2,928,000 USD Artist: Edward Steichen Sale Date: February 2006


99 Cent II Diptychon (2001)

Gursky 99 CENT II, DIPTYCH CameraplexSold for: $3,346,456 USD Artist: Andreas Gursky Sale Date: February 2007


Dead Troops Talk 1986 (1992)

Dead Troops Talk CameraplexSold for: $3,666,500 USD Artist: Jeff Wall Sale Date: May 2012


Rhein II (1999)

Andreas Gursky Rhein II CameraplexSold for: $4,338,500 USD Artist: Andreas Gursky Sale Date: May 2011


Phantom (2014)

Phantom Peter Lik CameraplexSold for: $6,500,000 USD Artist: Peter Lik Sale Date: December 2014


 

 

 

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