15 Of The Most Expensive Pictures In The World

Yes. One is a million dollar photo of a seashell.

1. $609,600 for Ansel Adams’ Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1948.

$609,600 for Ansel Adams' Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1948.

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2. $643,200 for Robert Mapplethorpe’s Andy Warhol, 1987.

$643,200 for Robert Mapplethorpe's Andy Warhol, 1987.

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3. $686,500 for Eugène Atget’s Joueur d’Orgue, 1898–1899.

$686,500 for Eugène Atget's Joueur d'Orgue, 1898–1899.

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4. $780,000 for Jeff Wall’s Untangling, 1994.

$780,000 for Jeff Wall's Untangling, 1994.

Jeff Wall / Via ngv.vic.gov.au

5. $1,082,500 for Edward Weston’s Nautilus, 1927.

$1,082,500 for Edward Weston's Nautilus, 1927.

Edward Weston / Via edward-weston.com

6. $1,151,976 for Richard Avedon’s Dovima with Elephants, 1955.

$1,151,976 for Richard Avedon's Dovima with Elephants, 1955.

Richard Avedon / Via moma.org

7. $1,248,000 for Richard Prince’s Untitled (Cowboy), 1989.

$1,248,000 for Richard Prince's Untitled (Cowboy), 1989.

Richard Prince / Via metmuseum.org

8. $1,470,000 for Alfred Stieglitz’s Georgia O’Keeffe (Hands), 1919.

$1,470,000 for Alfred Stieglitz's Georgia O'Keeffe (Hands), 1919.

Alfred Stieglitz / Via nga.gov

9. $1,609,000 for Edward Weston’s Nude, 1925.

$1,609,000 for Edward Weston's Nude, 1925.

Edward Weston / Via metmuseum.org

10. $2,300,000 for a Billy the Kid tintype portrait, 1879–80.

$2,300,000 for a Billy the Kid tintype portrait, 1879–80.

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11. $2,700,000 for Cindy Sherman’s Untitled #153, 1985.

$2,700,000 for Cindy Sherman's Untitled #153, 1985.

Cindy Sherman / Via moma.org

12. $2,928,000 for Edward Steichen’s The Pond—Moonlight, 1904.

$2,928,000 for Edward Steichen's The Pond—Moonlight, 1904.

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13. $3,666,500 for Jeff Wall’s Dead Troops Talk, 1992.

$3,666,500 for Jeff Wall's Dead Troops Talk, 1992.

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14. $3,890,500 for Cindy Sherman’s Untitled #96, 1981.

$3,890,500 for Cindy Sherman's Untitled #96, 1981.

Cindy Sherman / Via moma.org

15. $4,338,500 for Andreas Gursky’s Rhein II, 1999.

$4,338,500 for Andreas Gursky's Rhein II, 1999.

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