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Andreas Gursky's '99 Cent II Diptychon' Photo Sells for $3.34 Million

 - Jul 13, 2009   Updated: Jun 20 2011
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Andreas Gursky is a well known architectural and perspective photographer who holds the record for selling the most expensive photograph. The work that he is most well known for is called '99 Cent II Diptychon,' and was auctioned off for $3.34 million.

Check out the gallery above to see how Andreas Gursky captures daily struggles in society and social functions in a unique and crowded way.

Implications - As the economic recession continues to affect consumers in adverse ways, the North American population is turning to the visual arts community for products which help them forget about their financial woes, no matter how costly the product may be. Corporations looking to capitalize on this consumer mentality can similarly offer products and services which allow customers to experience "escape."