10 Most Expensive Photographs in the World

If you are photographer and you have loads of passion on your work, chances to make million of dollars from your camera are always opened. As inspiration, I give you 10 most expensive photograph in the world in the last 10 years.

1. 99 Cent II Diptychon (2001): US$3,346,456
Photographer: Andreas Gursky

99 Cent II Diptychon (2001)

The original print of 99 Cent II Diptychon is available in 3 copies and they were sold at different time. The 1st print was sold for US$ 3,336,456 in February 2007 at Sotheby’s London, the 2nd print was sold at New York Gallery in November 2006 for $2.48 million, and the 3rd copy was sold at Sotheby’s in May 2006 for US$2.25 million

2. The Pond-Moonlight (1904): US$2,928,000
Photographer: Edward Steichen

The Pond-Moonlight (1904)

The photo titled The Pond-Moonlight and it was sold in Sotheby’s New York auction in February 2006. Edward Steichen pictured the image in Mamaroneck, New York, near his friend`s house, Charles Caffin
3. Kremlin of Tobolsk (2009): US $1,750,000
Photographer: Dmitry Medvedev

Kremlin of Tobolsk (2009)

The photo was sold at Christmas Yarmarka in Saint Petersburg in January 2010. Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev himself is a Russian federation President since 7 May, 2008.
4. Nude (1925): US$1,609,000 Photographer: Edward Weston

It was sold in April 2008 at the Sotheby’s New York auction. Edward Henry Weston is an American born phtographer and during his life, he is known as one of the masters of Photography in 20th century”

5. Georgia O’Keeffe (Hands) (1919): US$1,470,000
Photographer: Alfred Stieglitz

Georgia O’Keeffe (Hands) (1919)

It was sold in February 2006 at Sotheby’s New York auction. Alfred Stieglitz had been working in a photography for more than 50 years.His phtotoraphy art has inspired modern day photograpers around the globe

6. Georgia O’Keeffe Nude (1919): US $1,360,000 Photographer: Alfred Stieglitz

It was the 2nd photo of Alfred stieglitz and same as Georgia O’Keeffe (Hands), it was sold at the same place and in a same date

7. Untitled (Cowboy) (1989): US$:1,248,000
Photographer: Richard Prince

Untitled (Cowboy) (1989)

The photo was sold in November 2005 at Christie’s New York auction. The Untitled (Cowboy) is a rephotograph photo that was taken originally by Sam Abell from a Cigarette advertisement board.
8. Dovima with elephants (1955): US$1,151,976
Photographer: Richard Avedon

Dovima with elephants, at Cirque D’Hiver, Paris, August, 1955

The photo was sold in November 2010 at Christie’s Paris auction. Dovima was a popular model of Vogue magazine. The photo was taken while she was at Cirque d’hiver, Paris, in August 1955.
9. Nautilus (1927): US $1,082,500
Photographer: Edward Weston

Nautilus (1927)

The photo was sold in April 2010 at the Sotheby’s New York auction. This photo is the second photo of Edward Weston that is recorde on the chart of top 10 most expensive photos in the world
10.113. Athènes, Temple de Jupiter olympien pris de l’est (1842): US $922,488
Photographer; Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey

113 athenes temple-de jupiter olympien pris de lest

It was sold in 2003 at an auction. There is only view information I can collect from the last expensive photograph. If you like to contribute new info, I hope you don’t mind to share it on the following comment box.

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