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Top 100 auction records

Rank Artist Artwork Auction result ($) Auction House
1 MONET Claude (1840-1926) Meule (1891) 81,447,500 Nov 16, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
2 KOONING de Willem (1904-1997) Untitled XXV (1977) 66,327,500 Nov 15, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
3 PICASSO Pablo (1881-1973) Femme assise (1909) 63,220,336 Jun 21, 2016 Sotheby’s London
4 RUBENS Peter Paul (1577-1640) Lot and his Daughters 58,077,955 Jul 7, 2016 Christie’s London
5 BASQUIAT Jean-Michel (1960-1988) Untitled (1982) 57,285,000 May 10, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
6 MODIGLIANI Amedeo (1884-1920) Jeanne Hébuterne (au foulard) (1919) 56,265,500 Jun 21, 2016 Sotheby’s London
7 MUNCH Edvard (1863-1944) Pikene på broen (girls on the bridge) (1902) 54,487,500 Nov 14, 2016 Sotheby’s New York NY
8 REN Renfa (1255-1327) Five Drunken Kings Return on Horses 44,149,512 Dec 4, 2016 Poly International Auction Beijing
9 CUI Ruzhuo (b. 1944) The Grand Snowing Mountains (2013) 39,577,200 Apr 4, 2016 Poly Auction Hong Kong Hong Kong
10 TWOMBLY Cy (1928-2011) Untitled (New York City) (1968) 36,650,000 May 11, 2016 Sotheby’s New York NY
11 BACON Francis (1909-1992) “Two Studies For A Self-Portrait” (1970) 34,970,000 May 11, 2016 Sotheby’s New York NY
12 FU Baoshi (1904-1965) The Gold of Cloud and the Great Lord of Fate (1954) 34,960,000 Jun 4, 2016 Poly International Auction Co.,Ltd Beijing
13 ZHANG Daqian (1899-1983) Peach Blossom Spring (1982) 34,917,720 Apr 5, 2016 Sotheby’s Hong Kong
14 RICHTER Gerhard (b. 1932) A B, Still (1986) 33,987,500 Nov 17, 2016 Sotheby’s New York NY
15 MOORE Henry (1898-1986) Reclining Figure: Festival (1951) 33,125,678 Jun 30, 2016 Christie’s London
16 ROTHKO Mark (1903-1970) No. 17 (1957) 32,645,000 May 10, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
17 ZENG Gong (1019-1083) The Jushi in Regular Script 31,691,700 May 15, 2016 China Guardian Auctions Co., Ltd. Beijing
18 GENTILESCHI Orazio (1563-1639) Danaë 30,490,000 Jan 28, 2016 Sotheby’s New York NY
19 WU Guanzhong (1919-2010) The Zhou Village (1997) 30,444,000 Apr 4, 2016 Poly Auction Hong Kong Hong Kong
20 QI Baishi (1864-1957) Album of landscapes (1931) 28,386,600 Dec 4, 2016 Poly International Auction Co.,Ltd Beijing
21 STILL Clyfford (1904-1980) PH-234 (1948) 28,165,000 May 10, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
22 PICASSO Pablo (1881-1973) Tête de femme (1935) 27,161,517 Feb 3, 2016 Sotheby’s London
23 BACON Francis (1909-1992) Version No. 2 of Lying Figure with Hypodermic Syringe (1968) 27,122,926 Jun 30, 2016 Christie’s London
24 MONET Claude (1840-1926) Le bassin aux nymphéas (1919) 27,045,000 May 12, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
25 JIANG Tingxi (1669-1732) Peony Albumn 26,429,530 Jun 7, 2016 Beijing Council International Auctions Beijing
26 RICHTER Gerhard (b. 1932) “Düsenjäger” (1963) 25,565,000 Nov 16, 2016 Phillips New York NY
27 WU Zhen (1280-1354) The wind forebodes the coming storm (1338) 25,105,650 Dec 6, 2016 Beijing Council International Auctions Beijing
28 WARHOL Andy (1928-1987) Self-Portrait (Fright Wig) 24,425,000 Nov 17, 2016 Sotheby’s New York NY
29 ZHANG Daqian (1899-1983) The Swiss snow mountain (1965) 23,878,140 Dec 4, 2016 Poly International Auction Co.,Ltd Beijing
30 DUBUFFET Jean (1901-1985) Les Grandes Artères (1961) 23,767,500 Nov 15, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
31 KANDINSKY Wassily (1866-1944) Rigide et courbé (1935) 23,319,500 Nov 16, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
32 FREUD Lucian (1922-2011) Pregnant Girl (1960/61) 23,175,716 Feb 10, 2016 Sotheby’s London
33 RICHTER Gerhard (b. 1932) A B, St. James (1988) 22,737,500 Nov 17, 2016 Sotheby’s New York NY
34 PICASSO Pablo (1881-1973) Buste de femme (Dora Maar) (1938) 22,647,500 Nov 16, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
35 RICHTER Gerhard (b. 1932) Abstraktes Bild (809-2) (1994) 22,087,500 Nov 15, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
36 LICHTENSTEIN Roy (1923-1997) Nudes in Mirror (1994) 21,530,000 Nov 16, 2016 Phillips New York NY
37 RODIN Auguste (1840-1917) L’éternel printemps (1884) 20,410,000 May 9, 2016 Sotheby’s New York NY
38 CONSTABLE John (1776-1837) View on the Stour near Dedham, full-scale sketch (c.1821-1822) 18,869,142 Jun 30, 2016 Christie’s London
39 BASQUIAT Jean-Michel (1960-1988) Brother’s Sausage (1983) 18,650,000 Nov 17, 2016 Sotheby’s New York NY
40 PICASSO Pablo (1881-1973) Homme à la pipe (1969) 18,391,500 Nov 16, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
41 CUI Ruzhuo (b. 1944) Lotus in the Autumn Wind (2016) 18,252,239 Oct 3, 2016 Poly Auction Hong Kong Hong Kong
42 CATTELAN Maurizio (b. 1960) Him (2001) 17,189,000 May 8, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
43 RODIN Auguste (1840-1917) Iris, messagère des Dieux (1890/91) 16,673,221 Feb 3, 2016 Sotheby’s London
44 MONET Claude (1840-1926) Le palais ducal vu de Saint-Georges Majeur (1908) 16,673,221 Feb 3, 2016 Sotheby’s London
45 VLAMINCK de Maurice (1876-1958) Sous-bois (1905) 16,378,000 May 9, 2016 Sotheby’s New York NY
46 DOIG Peter (b. 1959) “The Architect’s Home in the Ravine” (1991) 16,346,086 Feb 11, 2016 Christie’s London
47 MATISSE Henri (1869-1954) La leçon de piano (1923) 15,543,712 Feb 3, 2016 Sotheby’s London
48 TWOMBLY Cy (1928-2011) Untitled [Bacchus 1st Version V] (2004) 15,370,000 May 11, 2016 Sotheby’s New York NY
49 KOONS Jeff (b. 1955) One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Spalding Dr. J Silver Series) (1985) 15,285,000 May 8, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
50 ZHANG Daqian (1899-1983) Landscape After Ju Ran 15,204,150 Nov 12, 2016 China Guardian Auctions Co., Ltd. Beijing
51 LANG Shih-Ning (1688-1766) Eight horses 15,110,667 May 31, 2016 Paragon International Auction Hong Kong
52 SONG Ke (1327-1387) Calligraphy after Jijiu Zhang and Inscriptions 14,085,200 May 15, 2016 China Guardian Auctions Co., Ltd. Beijing
53 WOOL Christopher (b. 1955) “Untitled” (1990) 13,914,000 May 11, 2016 Sotheby’s New York NY
54 QIU Ying (c.1494-1551/52) Calligraphy 13,692,360 Dec 4, 2016 Poly International Auction Co.,Ltd Beijing
55 STILL Clyfford (1904-1980) Untitled (c.1948/49) 13,690,000 Nov 16, 2016 Phillips New York NY
56 WU Guanzhong (1919-2010) A Lotus Pond (1997) 13,689,179 Oct 3, 2016 Poly Auction Hong Kong Hong Kong
57 WOOL Christopher (b. 1955) “And If You” (1992) 13,605,000 May 10, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
58 BASQUIAT Jean-Michel (1960-1988) “Hannibal” (1982) 13,411,211 Oct 7, 2016 Sotheby’s London
59 SAN Yu (1901-1966) Chrysanthèmes dans un vase en verre (1950′) 13,351,461 Nov 26, 2016 Christie’s Wanchai
60 BURRI Alberto (1915-1995) Sacco e Rosso (c.1959) 13,150,663 Feb 10, 2016 Sotheby’s London
61 RICHTER Gerhard (b. 1932) Garten (1982) 12,984,693 Oct 7, 2016 Sotheby’s London
62 O’KEEFFE Georgia (1887-1986) Lake George Reflection (c.1921-1922) 12,933,000 May 19, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
63 PICASSO Pablo (1881-1973) Le peintre et son modèle (1963) 12,906,000 Nov 14, 2016 Sotheby’s New York NY
64 LI Keran (1907-1989) Landscapes 12,785,585 Jun 6, 2016 Beijing Council International Auctions Beijing
65 MODIGLIANI Amedeo (1884-1920) Jeune femme à la rose (Margherita) (1916) 12,765,000 May 12, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
66 YUN Shouping (1633-1690) Landscape 12,435,295 Jun 5, 2016 Poly International Auction Co.,Ltd Beijing
67 MODIGLIANI Amedeo (1884-1920) Madame Hanka Zborowska (1917) 12,130,085 Jun 22, 2016 Christie’s London
68 CURRIN John (b. 1962) Nice ‘n Easy (1999) 12,007,500 Nov 15, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
69 FRANCIS Sam (1923-1994) Summer #1 (1957) 11,842,000 May 11, 2016 Sotheby’s New York NY
70 CHU Teh-Chun (1920-2014) Vertige neigeux (snowy vertigo) (1990-1999) 11,835,597 Nov 26, 2016 Christie’s Wanchai
71 WU Zhen (1280-1354) Ink Bamboo 11,822,288 Jun 5, 2016 Poly International Auction Co.,Ltd Beijing
72 HOCKNEY David (b. 1937) “Woldgate Woods, 24, 25, and 26 October 2006” (2006) 11,712,500 Nov 17, 2016 Sotheby’s New York NY
73 MONET Claude (1840-1926) Au Petit-Gennevilliers (1874) 11,365,000 May 12, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
74 ERNST Max (1891-1976) The Stolen Mirror (1941) 10,928,011 Feb 2, 2016 Christie’s London
75 RYMAN Robert (b. 1930) “Connect” (2002) 10,775,500 Nov 15, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
76 MARTIN Agnes (1912-2004) “Orange Grove” (1965) 10,693,000 May 10, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
77 SIGNAC Paul (1863-1935) Maisons du port, Saint-Tropez (1892) 10,666,000 May 9, 2016 Sotheby’s New York NY
78 DELVAUX Paul (1897-1994) Le miroir (1936) 10,541,602 Feb 3, 2016 Sotheby’s London
79 SCHIELE Egon (1890-1918) Selbstbildnis mit gespreizten Fingern (1909) 10,367,490 Feb 2, 2016 Christie’s London
80 KOONING de Willem (1904-1997) Untitled (1976/77) 10,362,500 Nov 17, 2016 Sotheby’s New York NY
81 BRAQUE Georges (1882-1963) Mandoline à la partition (Le Banjo) (1941) 10,245,000 May 12, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
82 MATISSE Henri (1869-1954) Les mariés de la Tour Eiffel (1928) 10,047,192 Feb 2, 2016 Christie’s London
83 ZHU Da (1626-1705) Album of Nature (1684) 9,906,008 May 29, 2016 China Guardian Hong Kong
84 MONET Claude (1840-1926) Marée basse aux petites-dalles (1884) 9,882,000 May 9, 2016 Sotheby’s New York NY
85 KOONING de Willem (1904-1997) Untitled XXXIX (1983) 9,800,000 Nov 17, 2016 Sotheby’s New York NY
86 MITCHELL Joan (1926-1992) “Noon” (1969) 9,797,000 May 10, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
87 FU Baoshi (1904-1965) Singing Beauty (1945) 9,713,763 Nov 12, 2016 China Guardian Auctions Co., Ltd. Beijing
88 ZHANG Daqian (1899-1983) Dakini 9,701,400 Jun 4, 2016 Poly International Auction Co.,Ltd Beijing
89 PRINCE Richard (b. 1949) “Runaway Nurse” (2005-2006) 9,685,000 May 10, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
90 MONET Claude (1840-1926) Camille à l’ombrelle verte (1876) 9,434,000 May 9, 2016 Sotheby’s New York NY
91 RYMAN Robert (b. 1930) “Venue” (2002) 9,349,000 May 10, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
92 SMITH David (1906-1965) “Zig I” (1961) 9,210,000 May 11, 2016 Sotheby’s New York NY
93 ZHANG Jizhi (1186-1266) Calligraphy 9,183,900 Dec 4, 2016 Poly International Auction Co.,Ltd Beijing
94 STILL Clyfford (1904-1980) “PH-66” (1955) 9,125,000 May 10, 2016 Christie’s New York NY
95 ZAO Wou-Ki (1921-2013) Untitled (Vert émeraude) (c.1950) 9,103,584 May 28, 2016 Christie’s Hong Kong
96 SAVILLE Jenny (b. 1970) Shift (1996/97) 9,069,466 Jun 28, 2016 Sotheby’s London
97 GHENIE Adrian (b. 1977) Nickelodeon (2008) 9,054,022 Oct 6, 2016 Christie’s London
98 RICHTER Gerhard (b. 1932) Ziege (1984) 8,986,000 Nov 17, 2016 Sotheby’s New York NY
99 BASQUIAT Jean-Michel (1960-1988) Untitled (Head of Madman) (1982) 8,946,609 Feb 10, 2016 Sotheby’s London
100 STELLA Frank (b. 1936) Pratfall (1974) 8,900,000 Nov 17, 2016 Sotheby’s New York NY
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