As photographers, artists, at some point we all dream of the time when our work will sell for 100’s of thousands, or even 10’s of thousands, some of us would even be happy if we could sell our art in the 1000’s. We keep developing our skills, working on new techniques and hoping to come up with something that appeals to someone who is willing to hang it on their wall for a decent amount.
As we continue to develop our skills we are trying to evolve our style to that point where it’s a must have. Some are better at it than others. Take a look through these photos, these are the top 10 most expensive photographs in the world.
#1 Rhein II – Andreas Gursky (1999) $4.3 million
#2 Untitled #96 – Cindy Sherman (1981) $3.9 million
#3 For Her Majesty – Gilbert & George (1973) $3.7 million
#4 Dead Troops Talk – Jeff Wall (1992) $3.7 million
#5 Untitled (Cowboy) – Richard Prince (2001-02) $3.4 million
#6 99 Cent II, Diptychon – Andreas Gursky (2001) $3.3 million
#7 Los – Angeles – Andreas Gursky (1998) $2.9 million
#8 The Pond/Moonlight – Edward Steichen (1904) $2.9 million
#9 Untitled #153 – Cindy Sherman (1985) $2.7 million
#10 Billy the Kid – Unknown (1880) $2.3 million
Did you learn anything? Basically it all comes down to finding your space in the art market. Somewhere in the world there will be people that appreciate your vision. As you can see above it doesn’t come down to photoshop tricks or camera gadgetry. What do you think about the photographs above?