Top Ten Prices

ATG's table of the highest prices for art

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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
1. £304.2m ($400m) Leonardo, Salvator Mundi 15/11/17 Christie's New York
2. £108.1 ($160m) Picasso, Les Femmes d'Alger (Version 'O') 11/05/15 Christie's
New York
3. £104.8m ($152m) Modigliani, Nu couche 09/11/15 Christie's
New York
4. £102.2m (£139m) Modigliani, Nu couche (sur le cote gauche) 14/05/18 Sotheby's New York
5. £85.1m
($126m)
Giacometti, L'Homme au Doigt 11/05/15 Christie's
New York
6. £83m ($127m) Bacon, Three Studies of Lucian Freud 12/11/13 Christie's
New York
7. £76m ($98m) Basquiat, Untitled 1982 18/05/17 Sotheby's
New York
8. £75m ($102m) Picasso, Fillette a la corbeille fleurie 08/05/18 Sotheby's New York
9. £69m ($107m)  Munch, The Scream 03/05/12 Sotheby's
New York
10. £65.1m ($95m)  Picasso, Nude, Green Leaves and Bust 04/05/10 Christie's
New York







  

Record Prices for Art Sold Privately

1. $210m - Paul Gauguin’s Nafea faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry). Sold from the collection of Rudolf Staechelin to the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad in 2014.

2. $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.

3. $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.

* Please note that other high-value private sales have been reported (including a $300m Willem de Kooning, a $250m Cézanne and a $200m Jackson Pollock) but ATG cannot confirm the exact details of the deal or the price.

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