The most expensive photographs sold at auction: part 2

Continuing last week’s post listing the most expensive photographs sold at auction. The list now details photographs that sold for millions of dollars, all of which were sold on this side of the millennium, with all but one captured through analogue means.

Starting from the lower end (NSFW):
Andreas Gursky Kuwait, Stock Exchange II

Andreas Gursky Kuwait, Stock Exchange II 2008. Chromogenic colour print. Sold at Sotheby’s London June 2013: $1,014,354

 

Edward Weston Nautilus

Edward Weston Nautilus 1927. Gelatin silver print. Sold at Sotheby’s New York, October 2007: $1,105,000

 

Dovima with elephants, Dior, Irving Penn

Richard Avedon Dovima with elephants 1955. Gelatin Silver Print. Sold at Christie’s Paris November 2010: £1,151,976

 

Richard Prince Untitled (cowboy)

Richard Prince Untitled (cowboy) 1989. Ektacolour Print. Christie’s New York November 2005: $1,248,000

 

Thomas Struth Patheon, Rome

Thomas Struth Pantheon, Rome 1990. Chromogenic colour print. Sotheby’s London June 2013: $1,253,208

 

Alfred Stieglitz Georgia O’Keeffe - Nude 1919

Alfred Stieglitz Georgia O’Keeffe – Nude 1919. Palladium print. Sotheby’s New York February 2006: $1,360,000

 

Alfred Stieglitz Georgia O’Keeffe - Hands 1919

Alfred Stieglitz Georgia O’Keeffe – Hands 1919. Palladium print. Sotheby’s New York February 2006: $1,470,000

 

Cindy Sherman Untitled Film Still 48

Cindy Sherman Untitled Film Still 48 1979. Chromogenic colour print. Sold at Sotheby’s New York in April 2008: $1,565,000

 

Edward Weston Nude 1925

Edward Weston Nude 1925. Gelatin Silver print. Sotheby’s New York April 2008: $1,609,000

 

Andreas Gursky Shanghai 2000

Andreas Gursky Shanghai 2000. Chromogenic colour print. Sold at Sotheby’s London in July 2015: $1,632,230

 

Dmitry Medvedev Tobolsk Kremlin

Dmitry Medvedev Tobolsk Kremlin 2009. Digital print. Sold in Saint Petersburg January 2010: $1,750,000

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