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Adrian Ghenie, Nickelodeon, 2008

Adrian Ghenie's haunting Nickelodeon sold for a staggering $8.75 million against an estimate of $1.23-1.85 million to a European bidder on the phone. Romanian Ghenie, who is represented by Pace, presented the Romanian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015.

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Imi Knoebel, Grace Kelly, 1989

German minimalist and abstract artist Knoebel's striking Grace Kelly sold for $450 000. Knoebel is considered as one of the leading German artists of the post-war period, continuing Kazimir Malevich's notion of ''pure perception'' through the exploration of form, colour and material.

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Lucy McKenzie, Olga Korbut, 1998

Lucy McKenzie's interpretation of the Russian gymnast sold for more than 10 times its pre-sale estimate of $37 000 as it reached an incredible $390 860. Glasgow-born McKenzie first rose to fame when she won the EAST award at EASTinternational in 1999 when she was selected by Peter Doig and Roy Arden.

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Albert Oehlen, Untitled (Statue of Liberty), 1989

Oehlen's radical interpretation of Lady Liberty snatched $1.6 million. Inspired by the process of painting, Oehlen's work is influenced by other German painters including Georg Baselitz, Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter.

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Henry Taylor, Walking with Vito, 2008

Henry Taylor's Walking with Vito double its estimated as it sold for $168 920. Interest in Taylor has soared thanks to shows currently at Los Angeles and New York gallery Blum & Poe. His works capture his family and lovers, as well as icons of black history including athletes and important figures from African-American social history.

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