d’Ingres” (Ingres’s Violin). The print was estimated to fetch between five and seven million dollars. However, it has exceeded all expectations and reached around two times the estimate. The iconic photo was sold for $12.4 million, which is an absolute record. This makes it the most expensive photo ever to be sold at an auction.
Most of us are used to seeing Richard Gere in front of the camera. However, he’s also into photography and has been a passionate collector of photographs over the years. His collection contains works of famous photographers such as Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Richard Avedon, and Diane Arbus.
But the famous actor’s collection is about to be sold. Auction house Christie’s is offering over 140 photos from Gere’s stunning collection in an online auction. Judging from the estimates, it could fetch around $2 million.
Man Ray’s “Le Violon d’Ingres” (Ingres’s Violin) is one of the most iconic photos of the early 20th century. And soon, it could also become the most expensive photo ever sold.
Christie’s is soon to hold an auction where the famous photo will be sold. According to the estimate, it could reach as much as the whopping $7 million – the highest estimate of any single photo in auction history!
It looks like Leica cameras are expensive even when they’re completely unusable. A fire-damaged, broken Leica M4 was recently sold at an auction for £1,200 (~$1,700). With premiums and taxes, it reached the final price of £1,488, which is around $2,100.
Ansel Adams’ iconic print has just set a new record. The Grand Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming was sold at an auction for a whopping $988,000. The print was a part of a collection that exceeded the estimate and earned a total of $6.4 million.
Over the last few years, cheap lenses have become a big thing, and it’s driven the prices of a number of old cheap lenses right back up to where they used to be when new.
This video from Mathieu Stern of the Weird Lens Challenge presents us with his top seven tips to buying cheap lenses online. Some of them just make good sense, while others are not so obvious.