Andreas Gursky’s photograph called “Rhein II” has just been sold for $4.3 million at Christies making it the most expensive photograph in the world. However, Gursky won’t see a penny of the money since the transaction was between two collectors.
Go to Paul Melcher’s blog
to see the picture and read more about the transaction. Then check to see if you haven’t got something better in your outtakes.
The picture is a manipulated digital file. In speaking of his artistic vision Gursky says, "I decided to digitalize the pictures and leave out the elements that bothered me." In talking about the artist Peter Galassi of MoMA says, "Like the painter, Gursky constructs his composition, removing all small arbitrary details interrupting his clean horizon."