10 Most Expensive Artworks Sold in February Auction

The top ten most expensive works of fine art sold at auction in February 2006, according to
artnet’s Price Database, sold for a total of over $103.7 million.
 
  Deux femmes or La Chevelure fleurie
 

Paul Gauguin
Title: Deux femmes or La chevelure fleurie
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 29.1 x 25.4 in.
Sale of: Sotheby's London:
Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Estimate: US$ 19,434,628 - 24,734,982
Sold for: US$ 21,935,943

 
  Le boeuf écorché
 
Chaïm Soutine
Title: Le boeuf écorché
Medium: oil on woodpanel
Size: 51.1 x 29.5 in.
Sale of: Christie's London:
Monday, February 6, 2006

Estimate: US$ 7,420,494 - 8,480,565
Sold for: US$ 13,964,412
 
  Summer day
 

Edvard Munch
Title: Summer day
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 35.6 x 77 in.
Sale of: Sotheby's London:
Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Estimate: US$ 4,416,961 - 6,183,745
Sold for: US$ 10,975,088

 
  L'Oiseau au plumage déployé vole vers l'arbre argenté
 

Joan Miró
Title: L'Oiseau au plumage déployé vole vers l'arbre argenté
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 35 x 45.7 in.
Sale of: Sotheby's London:
Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Estimate: US$ 7,950,530 - 11,484,098
Sold for: US$ 9,181,494

 
  Study from Portrait of Pope Innocent X by Velazquez
 
Francis Bacon
Title: Study from Portrait of Pope Innocent X by Velazquez
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 60 x 47 in.
Sale of: Christie's London:
Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Estimate: N/A
Sold for: US$ 8,973,913
 
  Self-portrait
 
Francis Bacon
Title: Self-portrait
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 13.5 x 11.3 in.
Sale of: Christie's London:
Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Estimate: US$ 2,473,498 - 3,180,212
Sold for: US$ 8,973,913
 
  Frauenbildnis in weissem Kleid (+ Adam und Eva, verso)
 
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Title: Frauenbildnis in weissem Kleid (+ Adam und Eva, verso)
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 49.4 x 49.4 in.
Sale of: Christie's London:
Monday, February 6, 2006

Estimate: US$ 5,300,353 - 8,833,922
Sold for: US$ 8,782,918
 
  Kniender weiblicher Halbakt
 
Egon Schiele
Title: Kniender weiblicher Halbakt
Medium: gouache, black crayon, wash and pencil
Size: 10.7 x 16.6 in.
Sale of: Christie's London:
Monday, February 6, 2006

Estimate: US$ 3,180,212 - 4,416,961
Sold for: US$ 7,387,900
 
  Man in a string chair
 

Lucian Freud
Title: Man in a string chair
Medium: oil on panel
Size: 59.1 x 40.2 in.
Sale of: Christie's London:
Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Estimate: US$ 5,300,353 - 7,067,137
Sold for: US$ 7,220,869

 
  Self-portrait (Against two-coloured background)
 

Edvard Munch
Title: Self-portrait (Against two-coloured background)
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 27.4 x 17.3 in.
Sale of: Sotheby's London:
Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Estimate: US$ 3,533,568 - 5,300,353
Sold for: US$ 6,391,459

 
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