Rhein II by Andreas Gursky, $4.3 million.
Or you can click the picture for the full-sized file, set it for your desktop background, and enjoy much the same experience as the new owner.
It's nice enough -- life imitating Rothko (though a light mist would help there) -- and I suppose "the Rhine" is almost intrinsically a political topic, so you can read some of that into it (the two banks seem functionally identical). But $4M?
Monday, November 14, 2011
Thus blogged Anderson ... on or about Monday, November 14, 2011