At the time of this writing, Edward Steichen's "The Pond -- Moonlight," was the most expensive single photographic image ever sold. The photo was taken by Steichen in Mamaroneck, New York, near Long Island Sound, in 1904, when the photographer was in his mid-20s. A print of the image was sold during a special auction at Sotheby's in New York on February 14, as the Metropolitan Museum of Art "deacquisitioned" material from the Gilman photography collection, which it bought in 2005. There are only two other prints of the image, one still at the Met and the other at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Just a few months prior to the sale, a Richard Prince image had sold for more than a million dollars at a contemporary art auction, the first time that barrier was broken by a single photograph.