Last week was auction week in the art world. Famous houses like Sotheby's and Christie's opened their doors to art collectors and gallery owners and set up the stage for what is most valued in the art world. One of the most exciting purchases this season, a photograph...
Last May we told you about Cindy Sherman's photo, Untitled #96, which fetched an unprecedented $3.89 million at auction. Some of you thought the image was not so impressive, that it was more about the photographer than the image itself.
This time, we present you “Rhein II” by Andreas Gursky. Which sold last week for an amazing $4.3 Million at auction. Take a moment to look at the picture, “with its vast panorama, Rhein II invites the viewer to immerse oneself in the image, the eye being greeted by an expanse of green from both directions, left and right. The picture rapidly dissolves from a figurative landscape into an abstract composition…” As quoted from the lot notes. Gursky has said, “There is a particular place with a view over the Rhine which has somehow always fascinated me, but it didn’t suffice for a picture as it basically constituted only part of a picture. I carried this idea for a picture around with me for a year and a half and thought about whether I ought perhaps to change my viewpoint. …”
What do you think of the photograph? Show us the one photograph you have dedicated much time and thought to compose. Would this be your most precious picture? Leave a comment below with the link.