Last Updated on 12/23/2005 by bidz

Most Expensive Art 2005

Connoisseur’s Guide
Leah Hoffmann

“Both Christie’s and Sotheby’s should have plenty to toast this holiday season. The two auction houses–which together control some 95% of worldwide fine-art auction sales–enjoyed strong years in 2005, with record-shattering prices and robust overall sales. While the 2005 auction year saw no single sale as spectacular as 2004’s $104 million Picasso (the first painting ever to crack the $100 million threshold), there were plenty of strong pieces on the market.”

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