Love for art and luxurious spending usually go hand in hand for the uber rich, which is why you will often find expensive art pieces hanging and decorated in their living rooms. Few days ago we informed you about the world’s most expensive painting created by Jackson Pollock known as Drip that was sold for $140 million. Now it is time to know about world’s most expensive photograph that has been clicked by Andreas Gursky and is named "Rhein II".
"Rhein II" is amongst the six pieces that was created in 1999 and was sold for $4,338,500 at Christie's. The world renowned photographer commented, “My preference for clear structures is the result of my desire - perhaps illusory - to keep track of things and maintain my grip on the world. Space is very important for me but in a more abstract way.”
The German photographer is known for his amazing pictures of landscape. The winning picture is of the River Rhine that runs in Europe and his hometown of Dusseldorf, Germany for six centuries now.
Other photographs that were offered at the Christie's auction of postwar and contemporary art included 91 works of renowned artists, out of which 82 pictures were sold. The auction house was able to raise a total of $247.6 million from the auction. Apart for the Andreas Gursky’s work, Roy Lichtenstein's 1961 painting that depicted a man peeping through a hole, fetched $43.2 million.
In fact, this is not the first time that Andreas Gursky’s work has been appreciated and sold at high price, earlier his work titled "99 Cent II Diptychon" sold at an auction in 2007 for more than $3.3 million that still holds the record of world’s fourth most expensive photograph in the world.
This photograph easily surpassed the previous record of Cindy Sherman's "Untitled #96" that was sold for $3.89 million in May this year.