Monday, November 14, 2011

Andreas Gursky's Rhein II sells for a cool $4.3 million, breaking his own record previously set by 99 Cent and setting a new auction record for a photograph. Uh, just make the check out to CASH, please.
I've always been a fan of Gursky's work. In my opinion Rhein II is one of his least remarkable pieces. There's a great little commentary about the fallout of this sale over at Conscientious.

© Andreas Gursky


  1. He's one of my favorites - had the opportunity to see his work hanging in a museum in Vancouver, HUGE.

    Agree though, some of his images are stellar, some are a bit more mundane such as this one... but as a whole, his work is pretty amazing.

    4.3 million though? wow

  2. Tim-
    I saw one of his images at The Met in NY - I think when we were there together, actually. Funny coincidence, but yeah, that's a stupid amount of cash.