10 Most Expensive Artworks Sold in May Auction

The top ten most expensive works of fine art sold at auction in May 2006, according to
artnet’s Price Database, sold for a total of over $271.8 million!
 
  Dora Maar au chat
 

Pablo Picasso
Title: Dora Maar au chat
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 51 x 38.2 in. / 129.5 x 97 cm.
Sale Of: Sotheby's New York:
Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Estimate: N/A
Sold For: US$ 95,216,000 PREMIUM

 
  L'Arlésienne, Madame Ginoux
 
Vincent van Gogh
Title: L'Arlésienne, Madame Ginoux
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 25.6 x 21.3 in. / 65 x 54 cm.
Sale Of: Christie's New York:
Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Estimate:US$ 40,000,000 - 50,000,000
Sold For: US$ 40,336,000
 
  Le repos
 

Pablo Picasso
Title: Le repos
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 63.8 x 51.2 in. / 162 x 130 cm.
Sale Of: Christie's New York:
Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Estimate: US$ 15,000,000 - 20,000,000
Sold For: US$ 34,736,000

 
  Portrait de Germaine
 

Pablo Picasso
Title: Portrait de Germaine
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 19.8 x 16.4 in. / 50.2 x 41.6 cm.
Sale Of: Christie's New York:
Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Estimate: US$ 12,000,000 - 18,000,000
Sold For: US$ 18,608,000

 
  Nu couché vu de dos
 
Henri Matisse
Title: Nu couché vu de dos
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 26 x 36.2 in. / 66 x 92 cm.
Sale Of: Sotheby's New York:
Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Estimate: US$ 12,000,000 - 15,000,000
Sold For: US$ 18,496,000 PREMIUM

 
  Untitled XVI
 

Willem de Kooning
Title: Untitled XVI
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 70 x 80 in. / 177.8 x 203.2 cm.
Sale Of: Sotheby's New York:
Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Estimate: US$ 6,500,000 - 8,500,000
Sold For: US$ 15,696,000

 
  Sinking sun
 
Roy Lichtenstein
Title: Sinking sun
Medium: oil and magna on canvas
Size: 68 x 80 in. / 172.7 x 203.2 cm.
Sale Of: Sotheby's New York:
Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Estimate: N/A
Sold For: US$ 15,696,000 PREMIUM
 
  Small torn Campbell's Soup Can (Pepper pot)
 
Andy Warhol
Title: Small torn Campbell's Soup Can (Pepper pot)
Medium: casein, gold paint, and graphite on linen
Size: 20 x 16 in. / 50.9 x 40.7 cm.
Sale Of: Christie's New York:
Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Estimate: US$ 10,000,000 - 15,000,000
Sold For: US$ 11,776,000

 
  Nymphéas, temps gris
 

Claude Monet
Title: Nymphéas, temps gris
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 39.4 x 28.7 in. / 100 x 73 cm.
Sale Of: Christie's New York:
Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Estimate:US $ 10,000,000 - 15,000,000
Sold For: US$ 11,216,000

 
  Untitled
 

Willem de Kooning
Title: Untitled
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 80 x 70 in. / 203.2 x 177.9 cm.
Sale Of: Christie's New York:
Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Estimate: US$ 8,000,000 - 12,000,000
Sold For: US$ 10,096,000

 
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