5 Priciest Artworks Ever Auctioned

Pablo Picasso makes 2 appearances
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2012 8:38 AM CDT
5 Priciest Artworks Ever Auctioned
'The Scream,' by Edvard Munch.   (AP Photo/Sotheby’s Auction House)

Following the record-breaking sale of Edvard Munch's The Scream, the Guardian takes a look at the other biggest sales of art at auction. The top five:

  1. Edvard Munch, The Scream, $119.9 million.
  2. Pablo Picasso, Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust, $106.5 million.
  3. Alberto Giacometti, L'homme qui Marche I, $105.2 million.
  4. Pablo Picasso, Boy With a Pipe, $104.2 million.
  5. Gustav Klimt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II, $87.9 million.

Head to the Guardian for the full top 10. (More Edvard Munch stories.)

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