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Auction house Christie's has set a new world record price of $4,338,500 (£2.7 million) for a photograph in an auction in New York. Andreas Gursky's Rhein II was sold on 8 November. The price overtakes the previous record for a Cindy Sherman 1981 print.

The Christie's catalogue entry can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/d7ugw9l

Photograph © Andreas Gursky, Rhein II, 1991. 

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Comment by Michael Wong on November 14, 2011 at 23:43

Apparently, this German artist digitally manipulates his photographs for effect. For "Rhein II," Gursky removed all elements that detracted from the sparse natural scene -- the river and grass embankments!

Click here to see other mind-boggling expensive photographs ever sold.

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