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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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