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At a sale last week auction house Christie¯¯¯s sold a record $744.9 million worth of contemporary art. Top lots included a Barnett Newman painting that fetched $84.2 million (including auction house fees), a Francis Bacon triptych that went for $80.8 million and two silk screened works by Andy Warhol that sold for $62.2 million and $41 million a piece. The next night at its rival sale Sotheby¯¯¯s raked in $364.4 million.
|Contemporary Art Setting Auction Records|
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