According to the list below, photography just might be a good investment:


  1. Andreas Gursky, 99 Cent II Diptychon (2001), $3,346,456, February, 2007, Sotheby's London auction.[1]
  2. Edward Steichen, The Pond-Moonlight (1904), $2,928,000, February 2006, Sotheby's New York auction.[2]
  3. Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboy) (1989)[3], $1,248,000, November 2005, Christie's New York auction.[4]
  4. Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey, 113.Athènes, T[emple] de J[upiter] olympien pris de l'est (1842)[5] $922,488, 2003, auction.
  5. Gustave Le Gray, The Great Wave, Sete (1857)[6] $838,000, 1999.
  6. Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol (1987)[7] $643,200, 2006.
  7. Ansel Adams, Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico (1948)[8] $609,600, Sotheby's New York auction, 2006.[9]
  8. Andreas Gursky, Untitled 5 (1997)[10] $559,724, 6 February 2002.
  9. Gustave Le Gray, Tree (1855), $513,150, 1999.
  10. Diane Arbus, Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey, 1967 (1967)[11] $478,400, 27 April 2004.

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