Cindy Sherman Untitled 153 1985

The most expensive photographs sold at auction: part 3

The third instalment of The Most Expensive Photographs Sold At Auction series sees prints from Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Andreas Gursky and Man Ray, whose Portrait of a Tearful Woman sold and entered the list earlier this year. If you want to see post one click here, and for post two click here.

Starting from low to high:

Gilbert & George Red Morning (Hate) 1977

Gilbert & George Red Morning (Hate) 1977. Hand coloured Gelatin Silver print. Sold at Christie’s New York in November 2013: $1,805,000

 

Thomas Struth Patheon, Rome 1990

Thomas Struth Pantheon, Rome 1990. Chromogenic colour print. Sotheby’s New York in May 2016: $1,810,000

 

Andreas Gursky Rhein I 1996

Andreas Gursky Rhein 1996. Chromogenic colour print. Sold at Phillips in May 2013: $1,925,000

 

Cindy Sherman Untitled 92 1981

Cindy Sherman Untitled 92 1981. Chromogenic colour print. Sold at Christie’s New York in November 2013: $2,045,000

 

Man Ray Portrait of a Tearful Woman 1936

Man Ray Portrait of a Tearful Woman 1936. Hand-coloured Gelatin Silver print. Sold at Christie’s New York in May 2017: $2,167,500

 

Cindy Sherman Untitled Film Still 48

Cindy Sherman Untitled Film Still 48 1979. Chromogenic colour print. Sold at Sotheby’s New York in November 2014: $2,225,000 (Side Note: This is an earlier edition to the same photograph which appears earlier in the list)

 

Unknown “Billy the Kid” (Fort Sumner, New Mexico) 1879

Unknown “Billy the Kid” (Fort Sumner, New Mexico) 1879. Tin-type. Sold at Brian Lebel’s Old West Show & Auction in June 2011: $2,300,000

 

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Andreas Gursky Paris, Montparnasse 1993. Chromogenic colour print. Sold at Sotheby’s London in October 2013: $2,416,475

 

Andreas Gursky Chicago Board of Trade 1997

Andreas Gursky Chicago Board of Trade 1997. Chromogenic colour print. Sold at Sotheby’s London in June 2013: $2,507,755

 

Cindy Sherman Untitled 153 1985

Cindy Sherman Untitled 153 1985. Chromogenic colour print. Sold at Phillips New York in November 2010: $2,770,500

 

Cindy Sherman Untitled 96 1981

Cindy Sherman Untitled 96 1981. Chromogenic colour print. Sold at Christie’s New York in May 2012: $2,882,500

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