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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Top 10 Auction Results in 2010

The year of 2010 was certainly positive for the major auction houses, with several records for renowned artists, including old masters.
According to ArtMarketInsight's list, the painting "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" by Pablo Picasso, sold at Christie's NY for $95 000 000, achieved the highest value, while the second place was taken by the statue "L'homme qui marche I" by Alberto Giacometti, sold for $92 521 600 at Sotheby's London. The painting by Amedeo Modigliani, "Nu assis sur un divan (La Belle Romaine)", conquered the third place and was sold at Sotheby's NY for $61 500 000.

The rest of the top 10 was taken by the following works: "Men in her life" by Andy Warhol ($56 500 000, Phillips de Pury NY); "Grande tête mince (1954)" by Alberto Giacometti ($47 500 000, Christie's NY); "Tête" by Amedeo Modigliani ($46 650 450, Christie's Paris); "Portrait d'Angel Fernandez de Soto" by Pablo Picasso ($45 814 900, Christie's London); "Nu de dos, 4 état (Back IV)" by Henri Matisse ($43 500 000, Christie's NY); "Modern Rome-Campo Vaccino" by William Turner ($40 211 100, Sotheby's London); "Kirche in Cassone..." by Gustav Klimt ($38 284 800, Sotheby's London).

The total paid of these works resulted in near $567.5m (hammer price).
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