Why is Rhein 2 so expensive?

Why is Rhein 2 so expensive?

It is valuable because it is art, not just a photo. Rules are worthless. If he was just a photographer instead of an artist, he would have been crippled by the nonexistent “rule of thirds” myth, and put the horizon someplace else.

What makes a photo valuable?

If you make pictures that inspire awe and wonder in your viewer, and you can sell those pictures for a lot of money, the pictures are “valuable” in an economic/monetary sense.

What is true of a good photograph?

“The most important element of a good photo is the ability of the photograph to communicate with the viewer. It should be able to tell a story through its composition, lighting, and most importantly its subject matter.”

Are old photographs worth anything?

Because age alone does not determine worth, historical photos are not considered valuable in their own right, but ”may have archival value–for study purposes,” Lamb said. ”Historical prints could illustrate anything . . . like clothing design or housing design from a certain period.

What makes a really good news photo?

Meaning. Every news picture must earn its space on the page. That means that it must tell the story clearly, without needing people to read the story first in order to understand what the picture is all about. In other words, every news picture must have meaning.

When did Andreas Gursky take the picture of the Rhine?

The same subject was treated by Anselm Kiefer (born 1945) in his large book of woodcuts The Rhine, 1981 (Tate T04128 ). Like the seascapes of Gerhard Richter (born 1932), Gursky’s photograph is a detached comment on the sublime connotations of Romanticism.

What kind of art does Andreas Gursky do?

The Rhine II represents a tendency in Gursky’s work towards abstraction. Throughout his career he has periodically made images whose formal and conceptual simplicity place them closer to the tradition of abstract art. Untitled I, 1993 is a close-up of an industrial carpet that recalls a grey monochrome painting.

Who is the artist of the Rhein II?

Rhein II Artist Andreas Gursky Year 1999 Type Photograph Medium C-print mounted to acrylic glass

How much did Andreas Gursky’s most expensive photo sell for?

Gursky’s print sold at Christie’s art auction in 2011 for $4.3 million dollars. Regardless of which photo is actually the most expensive ever sold it’s obvious that Gursky has no shortage of collectors willing to pay large sums of money for his artwork.

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