Why A Dead Shark Costs $12 Million : Planet Money An Ansel Adams photo sold for $722,500 this week. That raises a broader question: How does pricing in the art world work, anyway?
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An Ansel Adams photo sold for a record-high price this week. That raises a broader question: How does pricing work in the art market, anyway?

David Kestenbaum digs into this question today on Morning Edition. Here's a slide show with some of the works discussed in the story -- and their prices.