What’s Found in the Most Expensive Photography in the World?

November 15, 2013

The most expensive pictures ever taken may surprise you, not only because of the high price tag, but also the subject matter of the pictures. Here are the most expensive choices found in the world.

Billy the Kid – $2.3 million

Nobody knows who took this picture, but it dates back to 1880 and is a picture of a famous outlaw named Billy the Kid. This worn out, old and interesting picture is worth over $2 million, mainly because of the age and, of course, the person in the picture.

Los Angeles – $2.9 million

A picture taken by Andreas Gursky in 1998, this is simply a picture of Los Angeles at night. However, there’s something about this one that draws you in and the photographer has something to do with the high value, as well.

99 Cent II, Diptychon – $3.3 million

Another Andreas Gursky picture, taken in 2001, this is literally a picture of a 99 cent store and its products. Shelves full of items you can pick up for less than a dollar and somehow this picture sold for over $3 million.

Dead Troops Talk – $3.7 million

A 1992 picture by Jeff Wall, this one depicts many soldiers, some alive and some not so alive. It’s one of the most famous pictures of the 1990s and sold for nearly $4 million.

Untitled #96 – $3.9 million

A picture without a title by Cindy Sherman, this one depicts a young girl in an orange shirt and orange checkered skirt holding a piece of paper of some sort. The photo is intriguing for sure.

Rhein II – $4.3 million

The third photo on the list from Andreas Gursky, this one was taken in 1999. It’s a picture of a body of water with land on both sides and a cloudy sky. Seems simple enough, but it fetched over $4 million and is known as the most expensive picture in the world.

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