The world’s most expensive photo
By Andrew Hudson Published: November 9, 2011 Updated: May 6, 2014
Andreas Gursky, at age 44, took a photo of the Rhine river in Germany in 1999. Yesterday, a print of that photo sold for an impressive $4,338,500. You could call the picture flat, dull, yet somehow mesmerizing; but now you can also call it the world’s most expensive photograph.
On a related note, on the next overcast day, I’ll be heading out to photograph the nearest straight river.
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