Due to market changes, and the rarity of this image, the price for the last three of the 10 has gone up accordingly. After this one sells, the next one will sell for $500K, and then the last for one million. Many photos by the top masters are selling for over a million, and they are no more accomplished than Michael, and certainly not as award winning.
Concerning this image:
Michael was sick as a dog and trying to find his tour group when he came across this scene in a hotel lobby. He told the pianoman 'this will be music to my eyes'!
It's one of the best sellers from the series, 7 of 10 being sold.
#1 - Sponsors image.
#2 - Seewald keeps this one.
#3 - Museums get this one.
#4 - $20,000 (The first available image to the public.)
#5 - $30,000 (Next available image to the public, etc.)
#6 - $40,000
#7 - $50,000
#8 - $100,000
#9 - $250,000
#10 $1,000,000 and then negative destroyed.