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The World's Most Expensive Photograph

Called “Rhein II” and taken by Andreas Gursky, the picture above is the world’s most expensive photograph. Sold Tuesday night at Christie’s for $4.3 million, Rhein II broke the previous record for the price of a photograph, which was set by Cindy Sherman’s “Untitled #96” at $3.89 million. The auction doesn’t make clear why such a seemingly simple, somewhat boring picture would be sold for such a high price of $4.3 million, but hey, art is art.

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