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Most Expensive Photograph
It’s called “Rhein II” and was photographed by Andreas Gursky, and it sold on Tuesday night for $4.3 million at Christie’s. That easily broke the previous record set by Cindy Sherman’s “Untitled #96” which sold at a $3.89 million price point in May. Gursky’s photo is also the reason you should have become an art broker, like yesterday.
Bid to Save the Earth: Christie's Launches Online Auction
Clockwise from top left: Bali (Wilfried Krecichwost/Getty Images), André Leon Talley, Bottega Veneta bag, Marc Jacobs (Courtesy of charitybuzz), Karl Lagerfeld (Yannis Vlamos/GoRunway.com), Lady Gaga (Mario Testino)
Designers are coming together to help raise awareness about the environment at the Bid to Save the Earth benefit, hosted by Christie’s, Runway to Green, Vogue, Anna and Graydon Carter, Susan and David Rockefeller, and Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault, on Tuesday, March 29, at Rockefeller Center. But you don’t have to fly to New York to help the cause. You can start bidding now at charitybuzz.com for some over-the-top prizes that are nothing short of extraordinary, with proceeds going directly to the educational and awareness initiatives of the NGOs affiliated with Bid to Save the Earth. As we read through the descriptions on a Friday afternoon, we can only describe them as fantasy inducing. Continue reading for our list of items that stand out from the pack.