The Andreas Gursky 'Rhein II' photograph recently sold at a Christie's auction for a record $4.3 million, beating the previous record of $3.8 million.
The Andreas Gursky 'Rhein II' picture is worth more than a thousand words. In fact, it is worth more than $4.3 million, not too shabby for an extremely minimalist (and somewhat boring) landscape shot. The German born photographer is well known for his architecture and landscape color photographs. Surprisingly, Gursky is no stranger to selling multimillion dollar photographs. At a Sotheby's London auction in 2007, a Gursky photograph fetched a whopping $3.3 million, which was a world record at the time.
Safe to say Gursky will be financially stable as long as collectors keep shelling out millions for his work.
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