There seems to be a point of contention on this one:
November 09, 2005
By Daryl Lang
“An untitled cowboy photograph by Richard Prince set a record last night for the most expensive photograph sold at auction, with a price of $1,248,000.”
Comment from Alex Novak, a photo art dealer who edits the E-Photo Newsletter:
“On the subject of Prince’s cowboy photograph, Novak says it’s a shame the work attracted such a high price, given that it is essentially a copy of another photograph.
“I think it’s absolute absurdity for people to pay that kind of money for it,” he says.”