How much would you pay for this?


michaelblue

Link Posted 28/04/2015 - 14:32
Anyone like to guess how much someone paid for THIS?


Regards,
Michael
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Last Edited by michaelblue on 28/04/2015 - 14:35

gartmore

Link Posted 28/04/2015 - 18:08
I think its an image of great beauty by Edward Stiechen, I think. So probably beyond price.
Ken
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spinno

Link Posted 28/04/2015 - 20:05
I posted earlier. Too much but it seems to have vanished...
David

johnriley

Link Posted 28/04/2015 - 20:12
Nothing there David, you must have failed to post for some reason.
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womble

Link Posted 28/04/2015 - 20:14
In 2006 it sold for $2.928M which was then a record price for a photo. I don't know if it has been resold recently, or if another photo has subsequently sold for more.

K.
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michaelblue

Link Posted 28/04/2015 - 20:27
There is a photo taken in a cave called 'phantom' which was recently sold for $6m+ which is the current record
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Michael
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spinno

Link Posted 28/04/2015 - 20:33
johnriley wrote:
Nothing there David, you must have failed to post for some reason.

probably famed tablet fingers
David

spinno

Link Posted 28/04/2015 - 20:35
And predictive text
David

richandfleur

Link Posted 28/04/2015 - 21:02
Reminds me of this

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 28/04/2015 - 21:18
Reminds me very much of this, which is the most expensive I'm aware of:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhein_II

I'm no art critic, but I know complete rubbish when I see it, and I have to say the picture in the original post and Rhein II fall into exactly the same category.
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greentricky

Link Posted 28/04/2015 - 22:04
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
Reminds me very much of this, which is the most expensive I'm aware of:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhein_II

I'm no art critic, but I know complete rubbish when I see it, and I have to say the picture in the original post and Rhein II fall into exactly the same category.

I haven't seen it in the flesh but have read people online saying they thought it was rubbish but when seen in a gallery its a very different thing, its 1.9m x 3.6m so I guess that is never going to translate well to a small web picture
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 28/04/2015 - 23:01
richandfleur wrote:
Reminds me of this

LOL - Indeed
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 28/04/2015 - 23:04
michaelblue wrote:
Anyone like to guess how much someone paid for THIS?


I don't find it anything special whatsoever so nothing, but in the pretentious kings new clothes snobby art world someone probably paid millions for it.
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
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gwing

Link Posted 29/04/2015 - 00:56
If it was something I'd taken myself, it would go into the reject pile without even getting printed.

But we all like different things, fortunately I never seem to particularly like things that attract big price stickers.

michaelblue

Link Posted 29/04/2015 - 04:58
Well this is currently THE most expensive photo in the world.........$6.5m, I'v got a whole bunch like this I took in caves in Tanzania, I guess I don't know the right people :

'Phantom' by Peter Lik
Regards,
Michael
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