Well that didn’t take long. Only 6 months after Cindy Sherman’s Untitled #96 was crowned the world’s most expensive, a photograph of the Rhine River by Andreas Gursky has sold for an incredible $4.34 million. The photograph, titled Rhine II, was purchased by an anonymous buyer. It was expected to fetch between $2.5 to $3.5 million, but obviously sold for more. We should note that the total price includes a buyer’s premium, but that is normally taken into account in terms of labeling it as the most expensive.
The snapshot, which sold at Christie’s impressionist and modern art auction in New York, became the most expensive photograph ever sold at auction.
It beat out Cindy Sherman’s Untitled #96, which sold for a whopping $3.89 million at a Christie’s sale this May. – BusinessInsider