Skate’s reveal top 10 works sold at auction


Detail of Pablo Picasso, 'Les Femme D’Algers'.Les femmes d'Alger (Version "O") oil on canvas 44.7/8 x 57.5/8in. (114 x 146.4cm.) Painted on February 14, 1955 © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image courtesy of Christie's.

Skate’s art market research have released their top 10,000 a new product which identifies the most expensive works to sell at public auction since 1985.

The listings include auctions results for over 1,000 artists, with a total value of over $53.8 billion art sold over the last thirty years.

The Top 10,000 ranges from the record sale of Picasso’s ‘Les femmes d’Algers’  which sold earlier this year for over $179 right through to Giorgio de Chirico’s ‘Gli Archeologi’ which sold for $1.6 million in 1991. It also includes records from the most recent November auctions including the record breaking sales at Christie’s of Roy Lichtenstein’s ‘Nurse’ and Amadeo Modigiliani’s ‘Nu Couché’ which both feature in the top ten.

At the moment the top 10,000 is available online for free for public use, more information on each item is available for Skate’s members.

1Pablo PicassoLes femmes d'Alger (Version 'O')Christie'sNew York11th May 2015179,365,000
2Amedeo ModiglianiNu couchéChristie'sNew York9th November 2015170,405,000
3Francis BaconThree Studies of Lucian Freud (in 3 parts)Christie'sNew York12 November 2013142,405,000
4Alberto GiacomettiL'homme au doigtChristie'sNew York11th May 2015141,285,000
5Edvard MunchThe ScreamSotheby'sNew York2nd May 2012119,922,500
6Pablo PicassoNude, Green Leaves and BustChristie'sNew York4th May 2010106,482,500
7Andy WarholSilver car crash (Double disaster) (in 2 parts)Sotheby'sNew York13th November 2013105,445,000
8Pablo PicassoGarcon à la pipeSotheby'sNew York5th May 2004104,168,000
9Alberto GiacomettiL'homme qui marche ISotheby'sLondon3rd February 2010103,689,994
10Alberto GiacomettiChariotSotheby'sNew York4th November 2014100,965,000

Source: Skate’s

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