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Andreas Gursky’s ‘Rhein II:’ what a $4.2 million photograph looks like

Andreas Gursky’s photo of the Rhine River flanked by strips of emerald-green grass became the most expensive photo sold at auction last Tuesday when it was purchased for $4,338,500 at Christie’s.

Here’s what $4,338,500 will buy you:

"Rhein II," by Andreas Gursky. 1999. (Andreas Gursky/AP)
Maura Judkis covers culture, food, and the arts.
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