Picasso at Christie's

Les Femmes d'Alger (version O), painted in 1955 by Pablo Picasso, blew minds when it went to auction on May 11, breaking every record for a painting ever at auction. The work was estimated to sell at Christie's, New York, for $140 million. When the gavel went down at an incredible $179 million the entire art market's jaws hit the floor as it became the most expensive painting ever sold on the secondary market.

Picasso, Les Femmes d'Alger (version O), 1955 Image via Christie's Picasso, Les Femmes d'Alger (version O), 1955
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Amadeo Modigliani at Christie's

A new record was set for an Italian artist at auction as Modigliani's nude became the world's second most expensive work of art ever to sell at auction. The painting was purchased for $170.4 million.

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Ringo Starr's jacket at RR Auction

A wool jacket worn by Ringo Starr (aka Richard Starkey) in the 1965 movie Help! sold this summer for $46 527.

Ringo Starr in Help! 1965 Image via Billboard Ringo Starr in Help! 1965
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Tintin at Sotheby's

A double board Hergé was purchased for €1.53 million on October 24. The record for Tintin at auction is still held by Paris-based auction house Artcurial for the sale of the the cover pages of Tintin albums, which sold for €2.6 million in 2014.

Hergé , Tintin, King Ottokar's Sceptre (1939). Image via Sotheby's Paris Hergé , Tintin, King Ottokar's Sceptre (1939).
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1962 Ferrari 250 GTO at Bonham's

The super-rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO become the most expensive car to be sold at auction as it had a final price of $38.1 million when it was sold in August of this year.

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Lichtenstein at Christie's

A work by Roy Lichtenstein entitled Nurse was sold in November for $95.37 million at Christie's, New York. This amount is almost double the previous record for Lichtenstein, which was set at $56.12 million.

Roy Lichtenstein, Nurse, 1964 Image via Christie's Roy Lichtenstein, Nurse, 1964
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A blue diamond at Sotheby's

A Hong Kong billionaire set a record when he purchased the 12.03 carat blue diamond for $48.46 million, excluding commissions. He bought the ''Blue Moon'' at Sotheby's, Geneva for his daughter. Lucky her.

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