If I put in answer (C) directly into the sentence, it reads:
In June of 1987, The Bridge of Trinquetaille, Vincent van Gogh's view of an iron bridge over the <b>Rhone, was sold for $20.2 million</b> and the second highest price ever paid for a painting at auction.
Even if we add in the missing comma, isn't there an extra "and" before "the second highest price"? But I guess that could be part of the typo.
I understand about E now... thanks! E has "price" modify "The Bridge of Trinquetaille", which is absurd.
I understand your concern, But C is indeed the best answer.
The only thing thats missing is the comma and i am absolutely sure its a typo...which you will find in the best of guides (Except the OG)
In June of 1987, The Bridge of Trinquetaille, Vincent van Gogh's view of an iron bridge over the rhone, was sold for 20.2 million, the second highest price ever paid for an auction.
"The second highest price" correctly modifies the price 20.2 million..