New Record for Art Photograph at Auction, $2.9 Million

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The Pond, by Edward Seichen.

CBS News | 'Pond' Photo Sells for 2.9M, Sets Record And who says art photography doesn’t pay? Edward Steichen’s 1904 “The Pond-Moonlight” just sold at Soetheby’s for $2,928,000. Too bad he’s not around to enjoy all that dough.

This topped the previous auction record for a photograph of $1,248,000 set in November by Richard Prince’s “Untitled (Cowboy).”