All-time record prices for art

RECORD HAMMER PRICES FOR ART SOLD AT AUCTION:

1 £58m ($89.3m) – GIACOMETTI, L’Homme Qui Marche I, 03/02/10, Sotheby’s London

2 £54.7m ($93m) – Picasso, Garçon à la pipe, 05/05/04, Sotheby’s NY

3 £48.3m ($85m) – Picasso, Dora Maar au chat, 03/05/06, Sotheby’s NY

4 £43.4m ($78.5m) – Klimt, Adele Bloch-Bauer II, 08/11/06, Christie’s NY

5 £41.4m ($77m) – Bacon, Triptych, 1976, 14/05/08, Sotheby’s NY

6 £45.7m ($75m) – Van Gogh, Portrait of Dr Gachet, 15/05/90, Christie’s NY

7 £43.3m ($71m) – Renoir, Au Moulin de la Galette, 17/05/90, Sotheby’s NY

8 £36.5m ($68.8m) – Monet, Le Bassin aux Nymphéas, 24/06/08, Christie’s London

9 £45m ($68.4m) – Rubens, Massacre of the Innocents, 11/07/02, Sotheby’s London

10 £39.9m ($65m) – Van Gogh, Portrait de l’Artiste sans Barbe, 10/05/99, Christie’s NY

RECORD PRICES FOR ART SOLD PRIVATELY:

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. 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. June 2006.

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

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

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