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Top 10 most expensive art sold at auction

Following new auction records set in New York on Monday here are the top 10 most expensive pieces of art sold under the hammer.

May 15, 2015 | By AFPRelaxnews

Following new auction records set in New York on Monday here are the top 10 most expensive pieces of art sold under the hammer.

All but one were sold in New York. Spanish master Pablo Picasso occupied four of the top spots and Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti three.

1) Pablo Picasso “The Women of Algiers (Version 0)” $179.365 million at Christie’s in New York on May 11, 2015

Picasso painting titled "Les Femmes d'Algers

2) Alberto Giacometti “Man Pointing” $141.285 million in the same sale

Giacometti bronze

3) Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” $142.4 million at Christie’s in New York on November 12, 2013.

Three Studies of Lucian Freud

4) Edvard Munch “The Scream” $119.92 million at Sotheby’s in New York on May 2, 2012.

Munch Scream

5) Pablo Picasso “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” $106.48 million at Christie’s in New York on May 4, 2010.

Nude, Green Leaves and Bust

6) Andy Warhol “Silver car crash (Double disaster)” $105.44 million at Sotheby’s in New York on November 13, 2013

Andy Warhol's Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)

7) Pablo Picasso “Garcon a la pipe” $104.16 million at Sotheby’s in New York on May 5, 2004

Pablo Picasso Garcon a La Pipe

8) Alberto Giacometti “L’homme qui marche I” $103.93 million at Sotheby’s in London on February 3, 2010.

homme qui marche giacometti

9) Alberto Giacometti “Chariot” $100.96 million at Sotheby’s in New York on November 4, 2014.

Alberto Giacometti Chariot

10) Pablo Picasso “Dora Maar au chat” $95.21 million at Sotheby’s in New York on May 3, 2006

Dora Maar au Chat


 
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