Monday - 24 November 2014

Top Ten Prices

All-Time Record Auction Results

ATG's table here is based on hammer prices in sterling. Exchange rates are based on the bank selling rate for the day of the sale.

 

 Rank  Price Artist / Title Sale Date Location Further Information
 1. £83m ($127m) Bacon, Three Studies of Lucian Freud 12/11/13 Christie's New York Click Here
 2. £69m ($107m)  Munch, The Scream 03/05/12 Sotheby's New York Click Here
 3. £65.1m ($95m)  Picasso, Nude, Green Leaves and Bust 04/05/10 Christie's New York Click Here
 4. £61.5m ($94m) Warhol, Car Crash (Double Disaster) 13/11/13 Sotheby's New York Click Here
 5. £58.8m ($90m) Giacometti, Chariot 04/11/14 Sotheby's New York Click Here
 6. £58m ($89.3m) Giacometti, L'Homme Qui Marche I 03/02/10 Sotheby's London Click Here
 7. £54.7m ($93m) Picasso, Garcon a la Pipe 05/05/04 Sotheby's New York Click Here
 8. £50m ($77.5m) Rothko, Orange, Red, Yellow 08/05/12 Christie's New York Click Here
 9. £48.3m ($85m) Picasso, Dora Maar au Chat 03/05/06 Sotheby's New York Click Here
 10. £47.7m ($73m) Warhol, Triple Elvis (Ferus Type) 12/11/14 Christie's New York Click Here

 

Record Prices for Art Sold Privately

Exchange rates are based on the bank selling rate for the day of the sale.

 

1.* $140m - Jackson Pollock's 1948 drip painting No 5. Sold by David Geffen to Mexican financier David Martinez in a private deal brokered by Sotheby's in November 2006.

2. $135m - Gustav Klimt's 1907 Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Sold by Marian Altman to cosmetics magnate Ronald Lauder, founder of the Neue Galerie in New York, for $135m (£77m) in a private deal brokered by Christie's in June 2006.

3. $80m - Jasper Johns' False Start. Sold by David Geffen to Kenneth C. Griffin in October 2006.

* Please note that other high-value private sales have been reported (including a $250m Cézanne, a $155m Picasso and a $137.5m Willem de Kooning) but ATG cannot confirm the exact details of the deal or the price.