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This is the Most Expensive Photograph in the World ($6.5MM)

Stashed in: Art!, Camera, Rising meets Risen, Images, Tryin to make a Dollar Out of 15 Cents, The American Dream, Supply vs Demand, Vice

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PR Release:

"Eternal Moods" is a B&W version of "Eternal Beauty":


"Illusion" ie. "Bella Luna":

Bella Luna

"One," Lik's first $1MM photo:wg000_one_1.jpg

I don't understand why it's worth so much. 

like any art piece

Photographs are easily reproduced though.

ok Walter Benjamin... 

But that fact is nullified and value retained if they are never actually reproduced (to the same specifications and technical aspects).  The particular editions sold in this acquisition seem like 1-of-1 B&W "interpretations"/versions (and the size is not actually described).  The "One" image above was a single shutter click, a single edition print, a remnant of "a singular moment."

Like most art, process/story/sentiment are integral aspects of the value of the final image.  You asking why is like an artist asking why Whatsapp is worth $16Billion

Fair enough. Still amazing that a photo could be worth over a million dollars.

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