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Under the hammer: record art auctions

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 04, 2018 Nu Couche(sur le cote gauche) by Amedeo Modigliani is seen during a Sothebys preview of the May Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art, in New York on May 4, 2018. A stunning nude, the largest painting produced by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, sold for $157.2 million in New York on Monday, May 14, 2018, becoming the fourth most expensive work of art sold at auction. Painted a century ago, Modiglianis masterpiece Nu couche (sur le cote gauche) fetched the highest price in Sothebys history and was the star single lot in the May art auction season in New York. Hector Retamal/AFP

May 15, 2018
(AFP) - A stunning nude that is the largest painting produced by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani sold for $157.2 million in New York on Monday, becoming the fourth most expensive work of art sold at auction.

The exact value of private sales are often not revealed. But a Willem de Kooning painting and a Gauguin were reportedly sold separately for $300 million each in 2015, according to US media.

Below is a list of the 10 most expensive art works ever sold at an auction. All are paintings and all were sold in New York, the capital of the global art market.

1. Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" or "Savior of the World," sells for $450.3 million at Christie's in November 2017.

2. Pablo Picasso's "The Women of Algiers (Version O)" fetches $179.4 million at Christie's in May 2015.

3. Amedeo Modigliani's "Nu couche" of a reclining naked woman draws $170.4 million at Christie's in November 2015.

4. Modigliani's "Nu couche (sur le cote gauche)," another work from his series of nudes, sells for $157.2 million at Sotheby's in May 2018.

5. Francis Bacon's triptych "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" sells for $142.4 million at Christie's in 2013.

6. Edvard Munch's pastel "The Scream," fetches $119.9 million at Sotheby's in 2012.

7. Picasso's "Young Girl With a Flower Basket" sells for $115 million at Christie's in May 2018.

8. Jean-Michael Basquiat's 1982 "Untitled" sells for $110.5 million at Sotheby's in May 2017.

9. Picasso's "Nu au plateau de sculpteur" ("Nude, Green Leaves and Bust") lures $106.4 million at Christie's in May 2010.

10. Andy Warhol's "Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)," sells for $105.4 million at Sotheby's in November 2013.
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