Five most expensive Artworks sold in 2010

Luxurious takes a look at the Top Five most expensive artworks sold in 2010. Once again artist Andy Warhol proved incredibly popular with private or instutional collectors. Its interesting to see that Asian artists are also being rewarded for their talent with collectors paying good sized sums for some outstanding pieces.

The Warhol piece was based on a young Elizabeth Taylor between husbands and was one of many paintings sold that night, in total $137 million worth of art was sold. The Warhol wasn’t the only piece that fetched a high price that night. A Murakami sculpture titled “Miss Ko2,” which is a six foot tall sculpture of a sassy cocktail waitress, was estimated to be sold at between $4-6 million. This piece eventually sold for the huge amount of $6.8 million.

Five most expensive Artworks sold in 2010 16Artist : Andy Warhol (Aug 6, 1928 – Feb  22, 1987),
Title: Men in Her Life,
Executed in October-November 1962
Medium: Silkscreen and pencil on primed canvas.
84 1/2 x 83 1/4 in. (214.6 x 211.5 cm).
SOLD AT $63,362,500 (inc Buyers Premium)
Philips de Pury 2010

Five most expensive Artworks sold in 2010 17Artist: Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Title: Ohhh…Alright…
Signed and dated ‘rf Lichtenstein ’64’ (on the reverse)
Medium: Oil and magna on canvas
36½ x 38 in. (90.2 x 96.5 cm.)
Painted in 1964.
SOLD AT $42,642,500 (inc Buyers Premium)
Christies 10 November 2010

Five most expensive Artworks sold in 2010 18ZHANG XIAOGANG (Born 1958)
Signed in Pinyin and Chinese,
Framed and Dated 1992
Oil, cotton tape and black and white photocopies collage on canvas

SOLD AT: 52,180,000 HKD (Including Buyers Premium)

Five most expensive Artworks sold in 2010 19LIU XIAODONG (Born 1963)

Disobeying the rules 
Medium: Oil on canvas 
Size   70.9 x 90.6 in. / 180 x 230 cm.
Year   1996 
Description   signed in Chinese and dated 1996, titled and signed in Chinese and dated 1996 on reverse
SOLD AT: $4,975,000


Five most expensive Artworks sold in 2010 20SYED HAIDER RAZA (B. 1922)
Title: Saurashtra
Signed and dated ‘RAZA ’83’ (lower right); signed, inscribed, titled and dated ‘RAZA 1983 “SAURASHTRA” 200 x 200 cms.’
“SAURASHTRA”‘ (on the reverse)
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
78¾ x 78¾ in. (200 x 200 cm.)
SOLD AT: £2,393,250 (Including Buyers Premium)

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