Top 10 most expensive art sold at auction

2015-05-12 11:03

New York - 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)" $179.365m at Christie's in New York on May 11 2015.

2) Alberto Giacometti "Man Pointing" $141.285m in the same sale.

3) Francis Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" $142.4m at Christie's in New York on November 12 2013.

4) Edvard Munch "The Scream" $119.92m at Sotheby's in New York on May 2 2012.

5) Pablo Picasso "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" (right) $106.48m at Christie's in New York on May 4 2010.

6) Andy Warhol "Silver car crash (Double disaster)" $105.44m at Sotheby's in New York on November 13 2013.

7) Pablo Picasso "Garcon a la pipe" $104.16m at Sotheby's in New York on May 5 2004.

8) Alberto Giacometti "L'homme qui marche I" $103.93m at Sotheby's in London on February 3 2010.

9) Alberto Giacometti "Chariot" $100.96m at Sotheby's in New York on November 4 2014.

10) Pablo Picasso "Dora Maar au chat" $95.21m at Sotheby's in New York on May 3 2006.

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