Photograph Auction Record: The Pond-Moonlight

‘Pond’ Photo Sells for 2.9M, Sets Record

Yahoo! News
By ELIZABETH LeSURE,
Associated Press Writer
Tue Feb 14, 2006

“NEW YORK – A photograph of a pond taken by Edward Steichen sold for more than $2.9 million on Tuesday, easily setting a world record for the highest-priced photograph ever auctioned, Sotheby’s said.

‘The Pond-Moonlight,’ taken on Long Island in 1904, sold for $2,928,000, including the buyer’s premium, Sotheby’s spokesman Matthew Weigman said. It was bought by Peter MacGill, of Pace/MacGill Gallery, on behalf of a private collector.”

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