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Making new records: Top 10 expensive art sold at auction

Pablo Picasso's The Women of Algiers fetched $179.365 million at Christie's in New York on May 11, 2015. Let's take a look at the top 10 most expensive pieces of art sold under the hammer.

art and culture Updated: May 12, 2015 14:23 IST
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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.

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Pablo Picasso "The Women of Algiers (Version 0)" $179.365 million at Christie's in New York on May 11, 2015

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

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

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

Read: Sold at $179.4 million, Picasso painting is most expensive artwork ever

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

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

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

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

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

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