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Top ten most expensive items sold by Sotheby's

March 28, 2017, 17:25 UTC+3

The most expensive items sold by the world-renowned auction house, Sotheby's, in a TASS photo gallery

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No. 5, 1948 is a painting by abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. 
In 2006, the artwork was sold to Mexican investor David Martinez for $140 million
No. 5, 1948 is a painting by abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. 
In 2006, the artwork was sold to Mexican investor David Martinez for $140 million
No. 5, 1948 is a painting by abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. In 2006, the artwork was sold to Mexican investor David Martinez for $140 million
© Wikipedia
In 2012, Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch's The Scream was sold for $119,9 mln to American billionaire Leon Black
In 2012, Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch's The Scream was sold for $119,9 mln to American billionaire Leon Black
In 2012, Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch's The Scream was sold for $119,9 mln to American billionaire Leon Black
© AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth
Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) by the American artist Andy Warhol was sold for $105,4 mln in 2013
Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) by the American artist Andy Warhol was sold for $105,4 mln in 2013
Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) by the American artist Andy Warhol was sold for $105,4 mln in 2013
© AP Photo/Sotheby's, File
In 2010, The Walking Man bronze sculpture by Alberto Giacometti was sold for $104,3 mln to Lily Safra, the widow of the prominent Lebanese banker Edmond Safra
In 2010, The Walking Man bronze sculpture by Alberto Giacometti was sold for $104,3 mln to Lily Safra, the widow of the prominent Lebanese banker Edmond Safra
In 2010, The Walking Man bronze sculpture by Alberto Giacometti was sold for $104,3 mln to Lily Safra, the widow of the prominent Lebanese banker Edmond Safra
© EPA/Sotheby`s
In 2004, Pablo Picasso's 1905 painting Boy with a Pipe was sold for $104,2 mln
In 2004, Pablo Picasso's 1905 painting Boy with a Pipe was sold for $104,2 mln
In 2004, Pablo Picasso's 1905 painting Boy with a Pipe was sold for $104,2 mln
© AP Photo/John Marshall Mantel
In 2004, Russin businessman Viktor Vekselberg paid over $100 mln to purchase nine Faberge eggs. In 2013 he opened Faberge egg museum in Saint Petersburg.
In 2004, Russin businessman Viktor Vekselberg paid over $100 mln to purchase nine Faberge eggs. In 2013 he opened Faberge egg museum in Saint Petersburg.
In 2004, Russin businessman Viktor Vekselberg paid over $100 mln to purchase nine Faberge eggs. In 2013 he opened Faberge egg museum in Saint Petersburg.
© ITAR-TASS/Yuri Belinski
In 2006, Georgia's businessman and politician Bidzina Ivanishivli purchased Picasso’s Dora Maar au Chat (Dora Maar with Cat) for $95,2 million.
In 2006, Georgia's businessman and politician Bidzina Ivanishivli purchased Picasso’s Dora Maar au Chat (Dora Maar with Cat) for $95,2 million.
In 2006, Georgia's businessman and politician Bidzina Ivanishivli purchased Picasso’s Dora Maar au Chat (Dora Maar with Cat) for $95,2 million.
© AP Photo/Sang Tan
The 1976 triptych by Francis Bacon was bought by Russia's Roman Abramovich for $86,3 mln at Sotheby’s New York in 2008
The 1976 triptych by Francis Bacon was bought by Russia's Roman Abramovich for $86,3 mln at Sotheby’s New York in 2008
The 1976 triptych by Francis Bacon was bought by Russia's Roman Abramovich for $86,3 mln at Sotheby’s New York in 2008
© AP Photo/Alastair Grant
The Pink Star diamond, the most valuable cut diamond ever offered at auction, was sold for $83,2 mln in 2013
The Pink Star diamond, the most valuable cut diamond ever offered at auction, was sold for $83,2 mln in 2013
The Pink Star diamond, the most valuable cut diamond ever offered at auction, was sold for $83,2 mln in 2013
© AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth
In 2017, Austrian painter Gustav Klimt's landscape Flower Garden was sold for $59,3 mln.
In 2017, Austrian painter Gustav Klimt's landscape Flower Garden was sold for $59,3 mln.
In 2017, Austrian painter Gustav Klimt's landscape Flower Garden was sold for $59,3 mln.
© AP Photo/Matt Dunham
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No. 5, 1948 is a painting by abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. In 2006, the artwork was sold to Mexican investor David Martinez for $140 million
© Wikipedia
In 2012, Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch's The Scream was sold for $119,9 mln to American billionaire Leon Black
© AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth
Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) by the American artist Andy Warhol was sold for $105,4 mln in 2013
© AP Photo/Sotheby's, File
In 2010, The Walking Man bronze sculpture by Alberto Giacometti was sold for $104,3 mln to Lily Safra, the widow of the prominent Lebanese banker Edmond Safra
© EPA/Sotheby`s
In 2004, Pablo Picasso's 1905 painting Boy with a Pipe was sold for $104,2 mln
© AP Photo/John Marshall Mantel
In 2004, Russin businessman Viktor Vekselberg paid over $100 mln to purchase nine Faberge eggs. In 2013 he opened Faberge egg museum in Saint Petersburg.
© ITAR-TASS/Yuri Belinski
In 2006, Georgia's businessman and politician Bidzina Ivanishivli purchased Picasso’s Dora Maar au Chat (Dora Maar with Cat) for $95,2 million.
© AP Photo/Sang Tan
The 1976 triptych by Francis Bacon was bought by Russia's Roman Abramovich for $86,3 mln at Sotheby’s New York in 2008
© AP Photo/Alastair Grant
The Pink Star diamond, the most valuable cut diamond ever offered at auction, was sold for $83,2 mln in 2013
© AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth
In 2017, Austrian painter Gustav Klimt's landscape Flower Garden was sold for $59,3 mln.
© AP Photo/Matt Dunham

On March 1, Gustav Klimt's landscape Flower Garden was sold for a record price of $59,3 million at Sotheby's. The painting has become third most expensive artwork ever sold in Europe. The landscape trails behind Alberto Giacometti’s sculpture Walking Man I ($104,3 mln) and Peter Paul Rubens’ The Massacre of the Innocents ($76,7 mln).

TASS displays the most expensive items that the world-renowned auction house, Sotheby's, has ever sold in this photo gallery.

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