A unique gelatin silver print of a photograph by the late surrealist Man Ray was sold at Christie's Wednesday for $126,000, a record price for a single photo, a spokewoman for the auction house said.

The photograph, taken sometime during the 1920s, depicting a bow-tie shaped pair of brushes magically floating above a lit candle, was sold to an unidentified bidder, Christie's spokeswoman Bethe Goldberg said.The work was created with the "Rayograph" solarization method, a technique originated by Ray that gives photos an ethereal look.

Ray died in 1976.