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Peter Lik Sets World Record


Peter Lik Shatters Records: "Phantom" Sells for $6.5 Million

In an unprecedented feat in the art world, Peter Lik has set a new global benchmark by selling a photograph for an astonishing $6.5 million. The piece in question, "Phantom," now holds the title for the most expensive photograph ever sold, marking a momentous occasion in art history.

A Historic Sale in Fine Art Photography

The press release officially confirms the sale of Lik's masterwork, "Phantom," for $6.5 million. This sale is part of a larger transaction that also included Lik's "Illusion" for $2.4 million and "Eternal Moods" for $1.1 million, totaling an impressive $10 million. These figures secure Lik's dominance in the fine art photography market, with four of his works now among the top 20 most expensive photographs ever sold.

The Mystique of "Phantom"

"Phantom" is a breathtaking black and white image captured within the ethereal confines of Arizona’s Antelope Canyon, a place that Peter Lik has frequently described as one of his favorite photographic subjects. The photograph depicts a ghostlike figure emerging from the canyon's sculptural formations, a testament to Lik's ability to capture the sublime beauty of natural landscapes.

Peter Lik: A Journey from Humble Beginnings to Global Acclaim

Peter Lik's journey from a passionate photographer in Australia to a celebrated artist recognized worldwide is a story of dedication, talent, and an unwavering commitment to sharing the beauty of the natural world. Over his 30-year career, Lik has accumulated numerous awards and accolades, now crowned by this historic sale which cements his status as a leading figure in fine art photography.

Celebrating a Milestone in Art History

This record-breaking sale not only celebrates Peter Lik's extraordinary talent and vision but also highlights the growing appreciation and value of fine art photography in the global art market. Lik's ability to convey the profound beauty and mystery of nature through his lens continues to captivate and inspire collectors and enthusiasts around the world.

For those intrigued by the artistry and story of "Phantom" and its unprecedented sale, read the full press release. Join us in celebrating this remarkable achievement in the world of fine art photography.

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