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Most Expensive Photos Ever Sold - Ever wondered what's the largest amount ever paid for a photo? Wonder no longer.
The latter, let alone £300,000, is a large amount of money to spend on a book. However, paying over the actual value of the product seems to be a theme; this story of a business man paying more for a photo of a beach hut than the thing itself was actually worth springs to mind.
Having said that, all of these are dwarfed by the amount paid for the Leica! These recent sales got us interested in other photography items, particularly photos, that have sold at auction for very high prices and here, in reverse order, are the photos and the values they were sold for:
5) Edward Steichen's 'The Pond - Moonlight' (1904) $2, 928,000 in 2006 at Sotherby's.
4) Andreas Gursky's '99 cent II Diptychon' (2001) sold for $3,346,456 in 2007 at Sotherby's.
3) Jeff Wall's 'Dead Troops Talk' – (A vision after an ambush of a red army patrol, near Moqor, Afghanistan, in winter 1986). This photo sold at Christie's New York on the 8 May 2012 for $3,666,500.