Iconic photo Le Violon de Ingres The auction was sold by photographer Man Ray last weekend for a record $12.4 million. It happened at Christie’s auction house in New York. Never before has so much money been spent for a photo.
The image offered at the auction is an early print from a private collection. The photo from 1924 shows Man Ray’s then-girlfriend, French singer Kiki de Montparnasse. It can be seen as a violin, which has two holes on its bare back. It became one of the most famous images of surrealism.
Revenue significantly exceeded expectations: it is estimated that the business will bring in five to seven million dollars. The most expensive photo so far was Ryan IIA photo of Andreas Gursky, who was beaten for $4.3 million in 2011.
A week ago it was standard amount She was placed in front of a portrait of American actress Marilyn Monroe, taken by pop artist Andy Warhol. It’s about silk screen Shot Blue Marilyn†
Revenues reached $170 million, the highest amount ever paid at auction for a work of art from the last century. The Monroe Portrait is also the most expensive American work ever to be displayed under the hammer.
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