£1.68m picture shatters world record

February 15, 2006

A new world record was last night set for a photograph sold at auction when a picture by US photographer Edward Steichen sold for the equivalent of £1.68m – nearly three times its pre-sale estimate.

A private collector bought the picture, called The Pond Moonlight, at Sotheby?s in New York.

Picture credit: Sotheby’s

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