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    The World's Most Expensive Photograph

    Cindy Sherman Photograph Sells for $3.8 Million, Setting New Record



    Cindy Sherman’s “Untitled #96″ from 1981 has become the world’s most valuable photograph after selling for a staggering $3.89 million at a Christie’s auction yesterday (it was estimated to be worth up to $2 million). The winning bidder was Philippe Segalot, a private advisor to some of the world’s wealthiest art collectors. The photo takes the top spot away from “99 Cent II Diptychon” by Andreas Gursky, which enjoyed five years as the world’s most valuable photo after selling for $3.35 million back in 2006.
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    ... art collectors might officially be the worst people in the world.
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    If I was buying something for $3.89 million I'd be demanding that it at least have a title.

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    Wasnt Peter Lik's photo rated as the most expensive at 1 million just recently?

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    Why??
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    Judging from that shot, I've got over 17 dollars worth of photos.

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    I don't get it.
    She's got clothes on?
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    If I was spending that type of coin on something it would need to have a motor or a roof.

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    Can anyone explain to me how this photo is worth such a significant sum?

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    $3.89m for a photo of ranga?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow78 View Post
    Can anyone explain to me how this photo is worth such a significant sum?
    No, although I think it has more to do with 'who' took it (it's an old self-portrait) than anything else.
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    I've deleted billions of dollars worth of photos from my phone.....

    The winning bidder was Philippe Segalot, a private advisor to some of the world’s wealthiest art collectors.
    Theory-
    1) Buy a photo of some brown laundry tiles, obscured by a woman wearing a table cloth as a skirt, for a ludicrous amount of money.
    2) Use standing in the art world to convince gullible billionaires it's actually worth even more.
    3) ????
    4) Profit
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    art is in the eye of the biggest dickhead with cash

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