The 10 Most Expensive Works Of Art Ever Sold

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“The Scream” created some big buzz when it sold last night at Sotheby’s to an anonymous buyer.And while the $119.9 million price tag set an auction house record for Sotheby’s and for artist Edvard Munch, the 1895 pastel piece is still not the most expensive work of art ever sold.

The world’s most expensive pieces of art have, for the most part, been sold outside the auction house walls.

How does “The Scream” stack up?

Source: The Economist

#7 London-based billionaire Lily Safra was rumoured to be the buyer of Alberto Giacometti's sculpture 'Walking Man I,

Source: Bloomberg

Source: LA Times

#3 Producer David Geffen sold Willem de Kooning's 'Woman III' to hedge fund billionaire Steven A. Cohen for $137.5 million in 2006.

Source: Forbes

Source: The New Yorker

Now see how famous photos stack up.

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