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TOP 10 auction sales in 2016 was as follows:

10th place
“Peach blossom of spring” 1982. Zhang Daxian. Sotheby’s auction, Hong Kong, April 5, 2016. – 34,899 million $
The author of the painting is one of the most famous masters of Chinese painting. The proceeds from the sale of the painting is the largest for a work of Chinese art.

9th place
“Two sketches for self-portrait” 1970. Francis Bacon. Sotheby’s auction House, new York, may 11, 2016 – $34.87 million
English painter Francis bacon is one of the most expensive in the world. His painting “Three sketches for the portrait of Lucien Freud” were sold at Christie’s in 2013 for 142.4 million.$

8th place
“Untitled” 1968. CY Twombly. Auction Sotheby’s, new York. May 11, 2016 – $36.65 million
In the past year, the American artist CY Twombly again hit the top ten most expensive auction lots. Painting “untitled” refers to a series of “gray drawings” or “drawings on boards”, made in the form of monochrome doodles, in appearance resembling the text, but are not.
7th place
“Girls on the bridge” 1902. Edvard Munch. Sotheby’s, new York, November 14, 2016 – $ 54.487 million
This time the Norwegian impressionist was presented with a peaceful landscape, a key work in Munch’s work, one of a series of works of the same name.
6th place
“Jeanne hébuterne (with scarf)” 1919 by Amedeo Modigliani. Sotheby’s auction, London, June 21, 2016 – $56.469 million;
According to experts, the picture is the best portrait of lover and Muse of the artist-Jeanne hebuterne from all previously exhibited.
5th place
“Untitled” 1982 Jean-Michel Basquiat auction Christie’s, new York, may 10, 2016 – $57.285 million $
This year’s auction set a new record for the paintings of the American artist.
4th place
“Lot and his daughters.”1613-1614 Peter Paul Rubens. Christie’s auction, London, July 7, 2016-57, 847 million $
Masterpiece of Rubens have not previously been exhibited at the auctions. Among the former owners of the painting are the Holy Roman Emperor Joseph I, the Dukes of Marlborough, stadtholder of the Spanish Netherlands.
3rd place
“Sitting woman” 1909 by Pablo Picasso. Auction Sotheby’s, London. June 21, 2016 – $63, 449 million$
The product broke the price record for paintings in the style of cubism, ever exhibited on the auctions. Art historians believe that the canvas depicts the artist’s beloved model Fernanda Olivier.
2nd place
“Untitled XXV” 1977 by Willem de Kooning. Christie’s auction House, new York, November 15, 2016 – $66.327 million $
Bidding on postwar and contemporary art set a record for the cost of paintings by the artist.
1st place
“Stack” 1891 Claude Monet auction Christie’s, new York, November 16, 2016-81.447 million. $
Again, a record amount was bailed out for a picture of the French impressionist. The work belongs to a series of works created in Giverny in the winter of 1890-1891.

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