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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

This is a list of the highest prices paid for photographs (in US dollars unless otherwise stated).

  1. Andreas Gursky, Rhein II (1999), $4,338,500, November 8, 2011, Christie's New York.
  2. Cindy Sherman, Untitled #96 (1981), $3,890,500, May 2011, Christie's New York.
  3. Richard Prince, "Untitled (Cowboy)" (c.2001–2002), $3,401,000, Sotheby's New York, November 14, 2007
  4. Andreas Gursky, 99 Cent II Diptychon (2001), $3,346,456, February 2007, Sotheby's London auction.
  5. Edward Steichen, The Pond-Moonlight (1904), $2,928,000, February 2006, Sotheby's New York auction.
  6. Unknown photographer, Billy the Kid (1879–80), tintype portrait, $2,300,000, June 2011, Brian Lebel's Old West Show & Auction.
  7. Dmitry Medvedev, Kremlin of Tobolsk (2009), $1,750,000, January 2010, Christmas Yarmarka, Saint Petersburg.
  8. Edward Weston, Nude (1925), $1,609,000, April 2008, Sotheby's New York auction.
  9. Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe (Hands) (1919), $1,470,000, February 2006, Sotheby's New York auction.
  10. Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe Nude (1919), $1,360,000, February 2006, Sotheby's New York auction.
  11. Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboy) (1989)
  12. Richard Avedon, Dovima with elephants (1955), $1,151,976, November 2010, Christie's Paris auction.
  13. Edward Weston, Nautilus (1927), $1,082,500, April 2010, Sotheby's New York auction.
  14. Peter Lik, One (2010), $1,000,000, December 2010, Anonymous Collector
  15. Eugène Atget, Joueur d'Orgue, (1898–1899), $686,500, April 2010, Christie's New York auction.
  16. Ansel Adams, Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico (1948)

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