AN image of the Rhine by German artist Andreas Gursky has fetched $4.3m (2.7m) at Christies New York, setting an auction record for a photograph. Glass-mounted panoramic colour print Rhein II, created in 1999, is one of an edition of six works. Others hang at New Yorks Museum of Modern Art and Londons Tate Modern. It beat the previous record of $3.9m achieved by an untitled 1981 colour print by Cindy Sherman, who is the subject of all her own works. Gurskys print had a pre-sale estimate of $2.5m-$3.5m. Rhein II is the largest of the six photographs, which are produced in various sizes. As well as in New York and London, other photographs in the edition are housed in Munichs Pinakothek der Moderne and Glenstone art museum in the US.BBC