Photography has become much more than the skill to capture moments and freeze them into unforgettable memories, it is more of an art today. And people around the world have learnt to appreciate this art form, which is the reason why some famous photographs have been able to command high prices.
Here is a list of top 10 most expensive photographs ever:
10. Georgia O’Keeffe (Hands)
Georgia O’Keeffe (Hands) is a spell binding photograph clicked by Alfred Stieglitz in 1919. It commanded an incredulous price of $ 1,470,000 at the Sotheby’s auction held in New York in 2006.
The next name on the list of top 10 most expensive photographs in the world is that of a 1925 picture called Nude, which was taken by artist Edward Weston. It was sold in a 2008 auction held by Sotheby’s New York for a whopping $ 1,609,000.
8. Tobolsk Kremlin
A photograph called Tobolsk Kremlin taken by Dmitry Medvedev in 2009 is regarded as one of the costliest in the world, fetching as much as $ 1,750,000 for the seller Christmas Yarmarka, St Petersburg in 2010.
7. Billy the Kid tinty pe portrait
Next on this list is a historic picture called Billy the Kid, which was captured by an unknown artist long back in 1879-80. Much later in 2011, the photograph fetched $ 2,300,000 at the Brian Lebel’s Old West Show and Auction.
6. Untitled # 153
Untitled # 153 is an exquisite piece of art by Cindy Sherman, which she created in 1985. Phillips de Pury & Co of New York sold this photograph in 2010 for a price of $ 2,700,000.