An untitled print by photographer Andreas Gursky beat an estimate of $199,288 by 155.9%, achieving $510,053 at Sotheby's November 14 photography sale in Paris.
The image is typical of Gursky's work, which focuses on manmade structures and systems - in this case represented by a repeating pattern of perfume bottles.
It makes heavy use of digital manipulation, a technique that he popularised.
Large format works like the present lot tend to achieve strong figures at auction, as evidenced by the sale of Rhine II for $4.3m at Christie's New York in 2011.
More recently an image titled Chicago Board of Trade III sold for £2.2m ($3.3m) in London in June last year.
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy's Photogram VIII (1922) sold for $73,612 against a $62,278 estimate, an increase of 18.1%.
The sale also included works from a diverse range of artists, including Hannah Hoch and Zhang Huan.
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