Peter Lik's Phantom photo was sold for an unprecedented $6.5 million and is the most expensive photograph in history.
Peter Lik's Phantom photo was sold for an unprecedented $6.5 million and is the most expensive photograph in history.  Peter Lik—PRNewsFoto

This Is Officially the Most Expensive Photo Ever

Dec 10, 2014

Australian landscaper photographer Peter Lik has set a new world record after a private unnamed collector purchased one of his photos for an unprecedented $6.5 million.

The black-and-white image, called "Phantom," was taken in Arizona's Antelope Canyon, the Guardian reports. The record for most expensive photo ever sold was previously held by Andreas Gursky's "Rhein II." In 2011, it sold for $4.3 million.

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