Most Expensive Photographs Ever Sold

It seems some photographs are fetching prices we’re used to seeing for famous works of art. As with art, the image can be subjective and the appeal in the eyes of the viewer. But would you be willing to hand over millions of dollars to own one of these photographs? Following is a list of the 10 most expensive photographs ever sold.

10) Billy the Kid, photographer unknown (1880). Sold for $2.3 million.

The 10 Most Expensive Photographs in the World

9) Untitled #153, by Cindy Sherman (1985). Sold for $2.7 million.

The 10 Most Expensive Photographs in the World

8) The Pond/Moonlight, by Edward Steichen (1904). Sold for $2.9 million.

The 10 Most Expensive Photographs in the World

7) Los Angeles, by Andreas Gursky (1998). Sold for $2.9 million.

The 10 Most Expensive Photographs in the World

6) 99 Cent II, Diptychon, by Andreas Gursky (2001). Sold for $3.3 million.

The 10 Most Expensive Photographs in the World

5) Untitled (Cowboy), by Richard Prince (2001-02). Sold for $3.4 million.

The 10 Most Expensive Photographs in the World

4) Dead Troops Talk, by Jeff Wall (1992). Sold for $3.7 million.

The 10 Most Expensive Photographs in the World

3) For Her Majesty, by Gilbert & George (1973). Sold for $3.7 million.

The 10 Most Expensive Photographs in the World

2) Untitled #96, by Cindy Sherman (1981). Sold for $3.9 million.

The 10 Most Expensive Photographs in the World

1) Rhein II, by Andreas Gursky (1999). Sold for $4.3 million.

The 10 Most Expensive Photographs in the World

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