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10 Most Expensive Artworks Sold in May Auction

The top ten most expensive works of fine art sold at auction in May 2005, according to
artnet’s Price Database, sold for a total of more than 146 million.
 
 
  Constantin Brancusi
Title: Oiseau dans l'espace
Sale of: Christie's New York: Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Estimate: US$ 8,000,000 - 12,000,000
Sold for: US$ 27,456,000
 
 
  Pablo Picasso
Title: Les femmes d'Alger (J)
Sale of: Sotheby's New York: Tuesday, May 3, 2005
Estimate: US$ 15,000,000 - 20,000,000
Sold for: US$ 18,608,000
 
  Max Beckmann
Title: Selbstbildnis mit Glaskugel (Self-portrait with crystal ball)
Sale of: Sotheby's New York: Tuesday, May 3, 2005
Estimate: US$ 10,000,000 - 15,000,000
Sold for: US$ 16,816,000
 
 
  Edward Hopper
Title: Chair car
Sale of: Christie's New York: Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Sold for: US$ 14,016,000
 
  Pablo Picasso
Title: Tête et main de femme
Sale of: Christie's New York: Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Sold for: US$ 13,456,000
 
 
  Willem de Kooning
Title: Sail cloth
Sale of: Christie's New York: Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Estimate: US$ 8,000,000 - 12,000,000
Sold for: US$ 13,120,000
 
  Andy Warhol
Title: Liz
Sale of: Sotheby's New York: Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Estimate: US$ 9,000,000 - 12,000,000
Sold for: US$ 12,616,000
 
 
  Paul Cézanne
Title: Les grands arbres au Jas de Bouffan
Sale of: Christie's New York: Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Estimate: US$ 12,000,000 - 16,000,000
Sold for: US$ 11,776,000
 
  Mark Rothko
Title: Untitled
Sale of: Christie's New York: Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Estimate: US$ 8,000,000 - 10,000,000
Sold for: US$ 10,096,000
 
 
  Alberto Giacometti
Title: Femme Leoni
Sale of: Christie's New York: Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Estimate: US$ 7,000,000 - 10,000,000
Sold for: US$ 8,416,000
 
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