Andreas Gursky’s $4.3 Million Print Sets New Record

November 14, 2011

By Holly Stuart Hughes

© Andreas Gursky/courtesy Christie's

Gursky's "Rhein II" is a 143 x 73-inch signed chromogenic print in an edition of six.

Andreas Gursky’s “Rhein II” sold for $4,338,500 at an auction of contemporary art at Christie’s auction house in New York on November 8, making it the most expensive photo sold at auction. This is the second time a Gursky print has held this distinction. His 2001 photo “99 Cent II Diptychon” sold at a Sotheby’s auction for $3,346,456 in 2007,...

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