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Christie’s : Steichen image sells for $11.8 million


An auction at Christie’s in New York made history Wednesday when 60 works from the Paul G. Allen Collection for over $1.5 billion, a record for a single owner sale at auction, noted CNBC. Record were also set for several artists, including Vincent van Gogh, Gustav Klimt. and photographer Edward Steichen, whose 1904 image of New York City’s Flatiron Building (printed in 1905) sold for $11.8 million, making it the second priciest photograph ever sold, after Man Ray’s Le Violon d’Ingres which sold for $12.4 million in May.

The Paul G. Allen Collection
Edward Steichen (1879-1973)
The Flatiron
USD 2,000,000 – USD 3,000,000
Price realised
USD 11,840,000

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