Most expensive photograph in the world
“Phantom” has become the most expensive photograph in history. The photograph by Australian photographer Peter Lik was sold in Los Angeles to a private collector for 6.5 million dollars, according to The Guardian. Thus was beaten the previous record of the most expensive photograph in the world, owned by German Andreas Gursky. “Phantom” by Peter Lik was done in Antelope Canyon in southwest United States. The photograph shows the beam penetrating into the cave through the gully. Clot light resembles a ghost, so the work is called “Phantom”. According to the publication, an admirer of Lik previously acquired his pictures “Illusion” for $ 2.4 million and “Eternal mood” for 1.1 million dollars.
With this $10 million sale, Lik now holds four of the top 20 spots for most expensive photographs ever sold. He already has a position in the ranking with a previous $1 million sale of famed image, “One.” Until now, the top line of the rating of the most expensive photo took the work of Andreas Gursky called “Rhine II». In 2011, it was sold for $ 4.3 million.
Peter Lik was born in 1959 in Melbourne. In 1984, Lik migrated to the U.S. and discovered his passion for panoramic photography. Professional photographer, he has had more than 30 years of experience in photoart. Lik has many awards for his work.