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    15 Of The Most Expensive Pictures In The World

    Yes. One is a million dollar photo of a seashell.

    1. $609,600 for Ansel Adams' Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1948.

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    2. $643,200 for Robert Mapplethorpe's Andy Warhol, 1987.

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    3. $686,500 for Eugène Atget's Joueur d'Orgue, 1898–1899.

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    4. $780,000 for Jeff Wall's Untangling, 1994.

    Jeff Wall / Via ngv.vic.gov.au

    5. $1,082,500 for Edward Weston's Nautilus, 1927.

    Edward Weston / Via edward-weston.com

    6. $1,151,976 for Richard Avedon's Dovima with Elephants, 1955.

    Richard Avedon / Via moma.org

    7. $1,248,000 for Richard Prince's Untitled (Cowboy), 1989.

    Richard Prince / Via metmuseum.org

    8. $1,470,000 for Alfred Stieglitz's Georgia O'Keeffe (Hands), 1919.

    Alfred Stieglitz / Via nga.gov

    9. $1,609,000 for Edward Weston's Nude, 1925.

    Edward Weston / Via metmuseum.org

    10. $2,300,000 for a Billy the Kid tintype portrait, 1879–80.

    11. $2,700,000 for Cindy Sherman's Untitled #153, 1985.

    Cindy Sherman / Via moma.org

    12. $2,928,000 for Edward Steichen's The Pond—Moonlight, 1904.

    Public Domain / Via en.wikipedia.org

    13. $3,666,500 for Jeff Wall's Dead Troops Talk, 1992.

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    14. $3,890,500 for Cindy Sherman's Untitled #96, 1981.

    Cindy Sherman / Via moma.org

    15. $4,338,500 for Andreas Gursky's Rhein II, 1999.

    Andreas Gursky / Via tate.org.uk