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Retrospective – Top Ten Artworks of 2013

1. Sold for: $142,405,000 – *World record for highest paid lot!*

Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucian Freud (in 3 parts),” medium: oil on canvas, size: 78 x 58.1 inches, sale of: Christie’s New York: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

2. Sold for: $105,445,000 – *Record for Andy Warhol’s highest paid lot!*

Andy Warhol’s “Silver car crash (Double disaster) (in 2 parts), medium: silkscreen ink and spray paint on canvas, size: 105.3 x 164.2 inches, sale of: Sotheby’s New York: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

3. Sold for: $58,363,750 – *Record for Jackson Pollock’s highest paid lot!*

Jackson Pollock’s “Number 19,” medium: oil and enamel on paper laid on canvas, size: 30.9 x 22.6 inches, signed and dated ‘Jackson Pollock 48’ (UL), sale of: Christie’s New York: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

4. Sold for: $58,405,000 – *Record for Jeff Koons’s highest paid lot!*

Jeff Koons’s “Balloon dog (Orange),” medium: mirror-polished stainless steel w/transparent color coating, size: 121 x 143 x 45 inches, sale of: Christie’s New York: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

5. Sold for: $57,285,000 – *Ranks number 4 for Andy Warhol’s highest paid lot!*

Andy Warhol’s “Coca-Cola (3),” medium: casein on cotton, size: 69.4 x 54 inches, sale of: Christie’s New York: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

6. Sold for: $56,123,750 – *Record for Roy Lichtenstein’s highest paid lot!*

Roy Lichtenstein’s “Woman with Flowered Hat,” (1963) medium: magna on canvas, size: 51.1 x 40.2 inches, sale of: Christie’s New York: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

7. Sold for: $50,005,000 – *Ranks number 3 for Alberto Giacometti’s highest paid lot! Current record is $103,935,481 for “L’homme qui marche I”*

Alberto Giacometti’s “Grande tête mince (Grande tête de Diego),” medium: bronze, size: 25.60 inches, sale of: Sotheby’s New York: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

8. Sold for: $48,843,750 – *Record for Jean-Michel Basquiat’s highest paid lot!*

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Dustheads,” medium: acrylic, oil-stick, spray enamel and metallic paint on canvas, size: 72 x 84 inches, sale of: Christie’s New York: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

9. Sold For: $46,085,000 – *Ranks number 5 for Mark Rothko’s highest paid lot! Current record is $86,882,496 for “Orange, Red, Yellow”*

Mark Rothko’s “No. 11 (Untitled),” medium: oil on canvas, size: 79.5 x 69.8 inches, sale of: Christie’s New York: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

10. Sold for: $44,773,403 – *Ranks number 10 for Pablo Picasso’s highest paid lot! Current record is $106,482,500 for “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust”*

Pablo Picasso’s “Femme assise près d’une fenêtre,” medium: oil on canvas, size: 57.5 x 44.9 inches, sale of: Sotheby’s London: Tuesday, February 05, 2013

About Alyssa T. Rehs

Alyssa Rehs is a fourth generation Art Dealer at her family owned art galleries, Rehs Galleries, Inc. and Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City, New York. She received an Art History degree from the University of Rhode Island in 2012 as well as interned at Christie’s Auction House, New York City. Using her art historian degree, gallery experience, and a summer spent working at the auction house, she has a well rounded understanding of the art market. Alyssa appreciates the market from multiple standpoints; art lover, art buyer and art seller!

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