The Worlds Most Expensive Photographs
When people think of the world’s most valuable pieces of artwork, they typically think of artists like Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Damien Hirst, or Pablo Picasso. However, those who work with art know that photography can have a large impact in the art world. Beverly Loan Company both purchases and offers collateral based loans on all types of artwork, including stunning and costly photographs.
Some of these photographers have household names and are coveted by many; like Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Annie Leibovitz. Others contemporary photographers like Cindy Sherman, Dmitry Medvedev, Andreas Gursky, and Thomas Ruff are less well known, but command millions of dollars for their art. Whether they are familiar names or not, Beverly Loan Company will value them based on their secondary markets, not their popularity. See below for some of the world’s most expensive photographs.
Best known for her conceptual portraits, Cindy Sherman shoots her photographs alone in her studio. Her image “Untitled 152” sold for 2.7 million at Phillips Auction House, and her photograph of herself laying on her kitchen floor, “Untitled #96”, was auctioned for 3.89 million at Christies in 2011.
Andreas Grusky has many photos on the top lists of most expensive photographs. The famous artist has a special interest in landscapes, trade, tourism, global markets. His picture titled “Chicago Board of Trade” sold for 2.3 million at Sotheby’s in 2013, and his stunning landscape “Rhein II” sold for 4.3 million in 2011.
The number 1 most expensive photograph, titled “Phantom” by Australian photographer Peter Lik, was sold to a private collector for 6.5 million dollars in 2014. There is some debate to the validity of this sale, but regardless of the controversy the artist sells beautiful landscape photographs for unbelievable prices.
Beverly Loan works with photographers like these with strong secondary markets and strong auction records. To inquire about a loan based on photography, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-275-2555.