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The Top 100 auction results in 2018

In the first half of 2018, Modern Art returned to ‘auction leader’ position with two results above the $100 million threshold

Rank Artist Artwork Price ($) Auction date Auction house
1 Amedeo MODIGLIANI (1884-1920) Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) (1917) 157,159,000 14 May 2018 Sotheby’s New York
2 Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) Fillette la corbeille fleurie (1905) 115,000,000 8 May 2018 Christie’s New York
3 Edward HOPPER (1882-1967) Chop Suey (1929) 91,875,000 13 Nov 2018 Christie’s New York
4 David HOCKNEY (b. 1937) Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972) 90,312,500 15 Nov 2018 Christie’s New York
5 Kasimir MALEVICH (1878-1935) Suprematist Composition (1916) 85,812,500 15 May 2018 Christie’s New York
6 Claude MONET (1840-1926) Nymphéas en fleur (c.1914-1917) 84,687,500 8 May 2018 Christie’s New York
7 Henri MATISSE (1869-1954) Odalisque couchée aux magnolias (1923) 80,750,000 8 May 2018 Christie’s New York
8 Constantin BRANCUSI (1876-1957) La jeune fille sophistiquée (Portrait de Nancy Cunard) (1928) 71,000,000 15 May 2018 Christie’s New York
9 Willem DE KOONING (1904-1997) Woman as Landscape (1954-1955) 68,937,500 13 Nov 2018 Christie’s New York
10 Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) Femme au béret et à la robe quadrillée (1937) 68,702,214 28 Feb 2018 Sotheby’s London
11 ZAO Wou-Ki (1921-2013) Juin-Octobre 1985 (1985) 65,204,489 30 Sep 2018 Sotheby’s Hong Kong
12 SU Shi (1037-1101) Wood and rock 59,206,820 26 Nov 2018 Christie’s Hong Kong
13 Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) La Dormeuse (1932) 57,829,046 8 Mar 2018 Phillips London
14 Jackson POLLOCK (1912-1956) Composition with Red Strokes (1950) 55,437,500 13 Nov 2018 Christie’s New York
15 Francis BACON (1909-1992) Study for Portrait (1977) 49,812,500 17 May 2018 Christie’s New York
16 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Flexible (1984) 45,315,000 17 May 2018 Phillips New York
17 PAN Tianshou (1897-1971) View From the Peek (1963) 41,392,525 20 Nov 2018 China Guardian Beijing
18 Vincent VAN GOGH (1853-1890) Vue de l’asile et de la Chapelle Saint-Paul de Mausole (1889) 39,687,500 15 May 2018 Christie’s New York
19 Andy WARHOL (1928-1987) Double Elvis [Ferus Type] (1963) 37,000,000 17 May 2018 Christie’s New York
20 Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) Le repos (1932) 36,920,500 14 May 2018 Sotheby’s New York
21 Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) Buste de femme de profil (Femme écrivant) (1932) 35,974,916 19 Jun 2018 Sotheby’s London
22 Mark ROTHKO (1903-1970) Untitled (Rust, Blacks on Plum) (1962) 35,712,500 15 Nov 2018 Christie’s New York
23 Paul GAUGUIN (1848-1903) La Vague (1888) 35,187,500 8 May 2018 Christie’s New York
24 Jackson POLLOCK (1912-1956) Number 32, 1949 (1949) 34,098,000 16 May 2018 Sotheby’s New York
25 Georges Pierre SEURAT (1859-1891) La rade de Grandcamp (Le port de Grandcamp) (1885) 34,062,500 8 May 2018 Christie’s New York
26 Claude MONET (1840-1926) La Gare Saint-Lazare, vue extérieure (1877) 32,960,961 20 Jun 2018 Christie’s London
27 Claude MONET (1840-1926) Extérieur de la gare Saint-Lazare, effet de soleil (1877) 32,937,500 8 May 2018 Christie’s New York
28 Gerhard RICHTER (b. 1932) Abstraktes Bild (1987) 32,000,000 14 Nov 2018 Sotheby’s New York
29 Juan GRIS (1887-1927) La table de musicien (1914) 31,812,500 8 May 2018 Christie’s New York
30 Claude MONET (1840-1926) Le bassin aux nymphéas (1917-1919) 31,812,500 11 Nov 2018 Christie’s New York
31 Andy WARHOL (1928-1987) Six Self Portraits (1986) 31,414,491 6 Mar 2018 Christie’s London
32 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Flesh And Spirit (1982/83) 30,711,000 16 May 2018 Sotheby’s New York
33 Mark ROTHKO (1903-1970) No. 7 (Dark Over Light) (1954) 30,687,500 17 May 2018 Christie’s New York
34 Lucian FREUD (1922-2011) Portrait on a White Cover (2002/03) 29,732,780 26 Jun 2018 Sotheby’s London
35 Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) La Lampe (1931) 29,562,500 11 Nov 2018 Christie’s New York
36 David HOCKNEY (b. 1937) Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica (1990) 28,453,000 16 May 2018 Sotheby’s New York
37 Andy WARHOL (1928-1987) Most Wanted Men No. 11, John Joseph H., Jr (1964) 28,437,500 17 May 2018 Christie’s New York
38 Ren MAGRITTE (1898-1967) Le principe du plaisir (1937) 26,830,500 12 Nov 2018 Sotheby’s New York
39 Francis BACON (1909-1992) Figure in Movement (1972) 25,918,362 4 Oct 2018 Christie’s London
40 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Untitled (Pollo Frito) (1982) 25,701,500 14 Nov 2018 Sotheby’s New York
41 Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) Femme dans un fauteuil (Dora Maar) (1942) 25,539,921 20 Jun 2018 Christie’s London
42 Egon SCHIELE (1890-1918) Dämmernde stadt (Die kleine stadt ii) (1913) 24,572,500 12 Nov 2018 Sotheby’s New York
43 Wassily KANDINSKY (1866-1944) Improvisation auf mahagoni (1910) 24,233,800 12 Nov 2018 Sotheby’s New York
44 Richard DIEBENKORN (1922-1993) Ocean Park #126 (1984) 23,937,500 17 May 2018 Christie’s New York
45 ZAO Wou-Ki (1921-2013) Et la terre était sans forme (1956-1957) 23,305,301 29 Mar 2018 Poly Auction Hong Kong
46 Wassily KANDINSKY (1866-1944) Zum thema jngstes gericht (1913) 22,879,000 12 Nov 2018 Sotheby’s New York
47 Jeff KOONS (b. 1955) Play-Doh (1994-2014) 22,812,500 17 May 2018 Christie’s New York
48 Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) Le matador (1970) 22,780,091 28 Feb 2018 Sotheby’s London
49 Joan MIRO (1893-1983) Femme dans la nuit (1945) 22,590,000 15 Nov 2018 Phillips New York
50 Richard DIEBENKORN (1922-1993) Ocean Park #137 (1985) 22,587,500 15 Nov 2018 Christie’s New York
51 ZAO Wou-Ki (1921-2013) 14/12/59 (1959) 22,525,369 26 May 2018 Christie’s Hong Kong
52 Ernst Ludwig KIRCHNER (1880-1938) Das soldatenbad (Artillerymen) (1915) 21,975,800 12 Nov 2018 Sotheby’s New York
53 Joan MIRO (1893-1983) Femme entendant de la musique (1945) 21,687,500 15 May 2018 Christie’s New York
54 Francis BACON (1909-1992) Study of Henrietta Moraes Laughing (1969) 21,687,500 15 Nov 2018 Christie’s New York
55 CUI Ruzhuo (b. 1944) Snowy mountains (2017) 21,533,175 3 Oct 2018 China Guardian Hong Kong
56 Lucio FONTANA (1899-1968) Concetto spaziale, La fine di Dio (1963) 21,184,619 4 Oct 2018 Christie’s London
57 Jasper JOHNS (b. 1930) Gray Rectangles (1957) 21,125,000 13 Nov 2018 Christie’s New York
58 Kerry James MARSHALL (b. 1955) Past Times (1997) 21,114,500 16 May 2018 Sotheby’s New York
59 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Discography Two (1983) 20,900,000 15 Nov 2018 Christie’s New York
60 Wassily KANDINSKY (1866-1944) Le rond rouge (1939) 20,621,000 12 Nov 2018 Sotheby’s New York
61 Claude MONET (1840-1926) Matinée sur la Seine (1896) 20,550,000 14 May 2018 Sotheby’s New York
62 Henri MATISSE (1869-1954) Nu allongé I (Aurore) (1907) 20,528,006 8 Mar 2018 Phillips London
63 Oskar KOKOSCHKA (1886-1980) Joseph de Montesquiou-Fezensac (1910) 20,395,200 12 Nov 2018 Sotheby’s New York
64 Franz MARC (1880-1916) Drei Pferde (1912) 20,345,193 20 Jun 2018 Christie’s London
65 Joan MIRO (1893-1983) Mural I/ Mural II/ Mural III (1933) 20,000,000 8 May 2018 Christie’s New York
66 Peter DOIG (b. 1959) The Architect’s Home In the Ravine (1991) 19,958,612 7 Mar 2018 Sotheby’s London
67 LI Keran (1907-1989) Tousands of mountains (1978) 19,649,625 18 Jun 2018 China Guardian Beijing
68 Paul GAUGUIN (1848-1903) Fleurs dans un vase (1886-1895) 19,437,500 8 May 2018 Christie’s New York
69 Fernand LEGER (1881-1955) Le grand déjeuner (1921) 19,437,500 15 May 2018 Christie’s New York
70 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Untitled (1982) 19,422,139 26 Jun 2018 Sotheby’s London
71 FU Baoshi (1904-1965) Inspired by Mao Tse-tung’s Lyrics (1958) 19,206,130 20 Nov 2018 China Guardian Beijing
72 Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) Mousquetaire et nu assis (1967) 19,111,296 27 Feb 2018 Christie’s London
73 Mark ROTHKO (1903-1970) Untitled (1969) 18,856,500 16 May 2018 Sotheby’s New York
74 QIAN Weicheng (1720-1772) River Qingxi in Mists […] 18,702,730 3 Apr 2018 Sotheby’s Hong Kong
75 Alexander CALDER (1898-1976) 21 Feuilles Blanches (1953) 17,975,000 15 Nov 2018 Christie’s New York
76 Alberto GIACOMETTI (1901-1966) Le Chat (1951) 17,187,500 11 Nov 2018 Christie’s New York
77 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Multiflavors (1982) 16,728,820 6 Mar 2018 Christie’s London
78 Maurice DE VLAMINCK (1876-1958) Paysage au bois mort (Ramasseur de bois mort) (1906) 16,669,500 12 Nov 2018 Sotheby’s New York
79 Alberto GIACOMETTI (1901-1966) Le chat (1951) 16,647,567 19 Jun 2018 Sotheby’s London
80 Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) Baiser, moyen modèle dit Taille de la Porte (1890) 16,634,673 20 Jun 2018 Christie’s London
81 Joan MITCHELL (1926-1992) Blueberry (1969) 16,625,000 17 May 2018 Christie’s New York
82 Gerhard RICHTER (b. 1932) Abstraktes Bild (1991) 16,563,000 16 May 2018 Sotheby’s New York
83 WU Guanzhong (1919-2010) Two swallows 16,374,183 6 Dec 2018 Poly International Beijing
84 CUI Ruzhuo (b. 1944) Poem in seal script 16,076,966 15 Jun 2018 Beijing Council Beijing
85 FU Baoshi (1904-1965) The song of the pipa player 16,076,966 17 Jun 2018 Poly International Beijing
86 Claude MONET (1840-1926) Jeune fille dans le jardin de Giverny (1888) 16,062,500 11 Nov 2018 Christie’s New York
87 Claude MONET (1840-1926) La Seine à Lavacourt (1879) 15,837,500 8 May 2018 Christie’s New York
88 Alberto GIACOMETTI (1901-1966) La Clairière (1950) 15,781,250 15 May 2018 Christie’s New York
89 Claude MONET (1840-1926) Effet de neige à Giverny (1893) 15,500,000 11 Nov 2018 Christie’s New York
90 Christopher WOOL (b. 1955) Untitled (1990) 15,218,750 15 Nov 2018 Christie’s New York
91 Peter DOIG (b. 1959) Charley’s Space (1991) 15,166,515 6 Mar 2018 Christie’s London
92 Gerhard RICHTER (b. 1932) Gelbgrün (Yellow-Green) (1982) 15,099,736 7 Mar 2018 Sotheby’s London
93 Andr DERAIN (1880-1954) Bateaux à Collioure (1905) 14,996,681 28 Feb 2018 Sotheby’s London
94 David HOCKNEY (b. 1937) Double East Yorkshire (1998) 14,939,252 26 Jun 2018 Sotheby’s London
95 ZAO Wou-Ki (1921-2013) 22/07/64 (1964) 14,811,283 24 Nov 2018 Christie’s Wanchai
96 Lucas VAN LEYDEN (1494-1533) A young man standing 14,598,946 4 Dec 2018 Christie’s London
97 Christopher WOOL (b. 1955) Untitled (2007) 14,472,784 7 Mar 2018 Sotheby’s London
98 Henri MATISSE (1869-1954) Odalisque, mains dans le dos (1923) 14,375,000 15 May 2018 Christie’s New York
99 Willem DE KOONING (1904-1997) Untitled XIX (1982) 14,262,500 9 May 2018 Christie’s New York
100 Ludwig MEIDNER (1884-1966) Apokalyptische landschaft – Junger mann mit strohhut (1912) 14,072,800 12 Nov 2018 Sotheby’s New York
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