Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
10:12 AM PDT, October 30, 2012
"Three Studies of Lucian Freud," a three-panel painting by Francis Bacon, sold at Christie's for a record $142.4 million. The amount topped the $119.9 million sale of Edvard Munch's "The Scream" at Sotheby's New York. There was also an oil painting by Mark Rothko that sold for $86.9 million at a Christie's auction. But they're not the first pieces of art to wow the public with high price tags.
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$80.3 million: "Le basin aux nymphéas," 1919, Claude Monet | $86.2 million: "Triptych," 1976, Francis Bacon | $87.9 million: "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II," 1912, Gustav Klimt | $95.2 million: "Dora Maar au chat," 1941, Pablo Picasso | $104.3 million: "L'Homme quia marche I," 1961, Alberto Giacometti | $106.4 million: "Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust," 1932, Pablo Picasso
Featured art: "Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust," by Pablo Picasso / AP | "Triptych, 1976," by Francis Bacon / AP | "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II ," by Gustav Klimt / AP | "Dora Maar au Chat," by Pablo Picasso / AP | "L'Homme qui marche I" by Alberto Giacometti / EPA | "Le bassin aux nymphéas," by Claude Monet / AP
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