Artprice: Top 50 Artworks Sold at Auction in 2018

PARIS, March 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Artprice and its CEO thierry Ehrmann are proud to present the 50 greatest artworks sold at auction last year. In the first half, Modern Art returned to 'auction leader' position with two results above the $100 million threshold.

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The Art Market's principal motivation has always been to seek the exceptional and the rare. The quest for strong sensations is an inherent characteristic of its history and its market: by acquiring an artwork, the collector also acquires an extraordinary history.

Collectors are naturally on the lookout for the right work by the right artist at the right time and at the right price, but they are also looking for a story that they relates to. In spite of these 'search criteria', the Art Market posts a global average 30% to 35% unsold rate, a key indicator of the Market's health.

The inescapable processes of selection - indispensable to the Market's refinement - are at the heart of the Museum Industry, the growth of which represents a genuine revolution in Art History.

Museums have in effect become the Temples of our 21st century: the number of visitors has multiplied by at least ten over the last 20 years. This represents an outstanding growth rate and it has been accompanied by the development of an entertainment market offering all manner of interactivity, derivatives, virtual visits, etc.

In sum, with the museums, the galleries and the auction houses, art has become a vast domain for leisure, discovery, education and curiosity.

Rank; Artist; Artwork; Price ($) 1; Amedeo MODIGLIANI (1884-1920) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/19969/amedeo-modigliani]; Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) (1917) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/19969/amedeo-modigliani/painting/15810060/nu%20couche%20(sur%20le%20cote%20gauche)《向左侧卧的裸女》]; 157,159,000 2; Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/22796/pablo-picasso]; Fillette la corbeille fleurie (1905) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/22796/pablo-picasso/painting/15639912/fillette%20a%20la%20corbeille%20fleurie《拿着花篮的女孩》]; 115,000,000 3; Edward HOPPER (1882-1967) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/13846/edward-hopper]; Chop Suey (1929) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/13846/edward-hopper/painting/17134023/chop%20suey《中餐厅(杂碎)》]; 91,875,000 4; David HOCKNEY (b. 1937) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/13619/david-hockney]; Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/13619/david-hockney/painting/17185119/portrait%20of%20an%20artist%20(pool%20with%20two%20figures)%20《艺术家肖像(泳池与两个人像)》]; 90,312,500 5; Kasimir MALEVICH (1878-1935) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/18536/kasimir-sevrinovitch-malevich]; Suprematist Composition (1916) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/18536/kasimir-sevrinovitch-malevich/painting/15811683/suprematist%20composition%20《至上主义构图》]; 85,812,500 6; Claude MONET (1840-1926) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/20093/claude-monet]; Nymphéas en fleur (c.1914-1917) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/20093/claude-monet/painting/15639897/nympheas%20en%20fleur%20《绽放的睡莲》]; 84,687,500 7; Henri MATISSE (1869-1954) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/19177/henri-matisse]; Odalisque couchée aux magnolias (1923) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/19177/henri-matisse/painting/15639891/odalisque%20couchee%20aux%20magnolias%20《侧卧的宫娥与玉兰花》]; 80,750,000 8; Constantin BRANCUSI (1876-1957) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/3702/constantin-brancusi]; La jeune fille sophistiquée (1928) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/3702/constantin-brancusi/sculpture-volume/15811704/la%20jeune%20fille%20sophistiquee%20(portrait%20de%20nancy%20cunard)%20《少女的风姿(南希*库纳德)》]; 71,000,000 9; Willem DE KOONING (1904-1997) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/15725/willem-kooning-de]; Woman as Landscape (1954-1955) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/15725/willem-kooning-de/painting/17134008/woman%20as%20landscape%20《女人风景》]; 68,937,500 10; Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/22796/pablo-picasso]; Femme au béret et à la robe quadrillée (1937) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/22796/pablo-picasso/painting/15271545/femme%20au%20beret%20et%20a%20la%20robe%20quadrillee%20(marie-therese%20walter)《戴贝雷帽、穿格子裙的女子(玛莉*德雷莎*沃特)》]; 68,702,214 11; ZAO Wou-Ki (1921-2013) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/31245/wou-ki-zao]; Juin-Octobre 1985 (1985) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/31245/wou-ki-zao/painting/16860528/juin-octobre%201985%20(1985年6月至10月)]; 65,204,489 12; SU Shi (1037-1101) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/458151/shi-su]; Wood and rock [https://www.artprice.com/artist/458151/shi-su/drawing-watercolor/17300127/wood%20and%20rock%20(木石图)]; 59,206,820 13; Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/22796/pablo-picasso]; La Dormeuse (1932) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/22796/pablo-picasso/painting/15334500/la%20dormeuse]; 57,829,046 14; Jackson POLLOCK (1912-1956) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/23185/jackson-pollock]; Composition with Red Strokes (1950) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/23185/jackson-pollock/painting/17134038/composition%20with%20red%20strokes《红色笔触的构成》]; 55,437,500 15; Francis BACON (1909-1992) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/1148/francis-bacon]; Study for Portrait (1977) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/1148/francis-bacon/painting/15844812/]; 49,812,500 16; Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/1608/jean-michel-basquiat]; Flexible (1984) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/1608/jean-michel-basquiat/painting/15852912/flexible]; 45,315,000 17; PAN Tianshou (1897-1971) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/22020/tianshou-pan]; View From the Peek (1963) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/22020/tianshou-pan/drawing-watercolor/17317602/view%20from%20the%20peek%20(无限风光)]; 41,392,525 18; Vincent VAN GOGH (1853-1890) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/11598/vincent-gogh-van]; Vue de l'asile et de la Chapelle Saint-Paul de Mausole (1889) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/11598/vincent-gogh-van/painting/15811722/vue%2520de%2520l%27asile%2520et%2520de%2520la%2520chapelle%2520saint-paul%2520de%2520mausole%2520%28saint-remy%29%E3%80%8A%EF%BC%88%E5%9C%A3%E9%9B%B7%E7%B1%B3%EF%BC%89%E8%8E%AB%E5%B0%94%E7%B4%A2%E7%9A%84%E5%9C%A3%E4%BF%9D%E7%BD%97%E6%95%99%E5%A0%82%E5%92%8C%E7%96%97%E5%85%BB%E9%99%A2%E3%80%8B]; 39,687,500 19; Andy WARHOL (1928-1987) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/30269/andy-warhol]; Double Elvis [Ferus Type] (1963) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/30269/andy-warhol/painting/15844818/double%20elvis%20%5Bferus%20type%5D]; 37,000,000 20; Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/22796/pablo-picasso]; Le repos (1932) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/22796/pablo-picasso/painting/15809583/le%20repos《休憩》]; 36,920,500 21; Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/22796/pablo-picasso]; Buste de femme de profil (Femme écrivant) (1932) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/22796/pablo-picasso/painting/16166400/buste%20de%20femme%20de%20profil%20(femme%20ecrivant)《女子侧面半身像(书写的女子)》]; 35,974,916 22; Mark ROTHKO (1903-1970) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/25021/mark-rothko]; Untitled (Rust, Blacks on Plum) (1962) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/25021/mark-rothko/painting/17185146/untitled%20(rust,%20blacks%20on%20plum)]; 35,712,500 23; Paul GAUGUIN (1848-1903) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/10904/paul-gauguin]; La Vague (1888) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/10904/paul-gauguin/painting/15639885/la%20vague《海浪》]; 35,187,500 24; Jackson POLLOCK (1912-1956) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/23185/jackson-pollock]; Number 32, 1949 (1949) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/23185/jackson-pollock/painting/15860430/number%2032,%201949《第32号,1949年》]; 34,098,000 25; Georges Pierre SEURAT (1859-1891) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/26469/georges-seurat]; La rade de Grandcamp (Le port de Grandcamp) (1885) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/26469/georges-seurat/painting/15639921/la%20rade%20de%20grandcamp%20(le%20port%20de%20grandcamp)《格朗康海港》]; 34,062,500 26; Claude MONET (1840-1926) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/20093/claude-monet]; La Gare Saint-Lazare, vue extérieure (1877) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/20093/claude-monet/painting/16144248/la%20gare%20saint-lazare,%20vue%20exterieure]; 32,960,961 27; Claude MONET (1840-1926) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/20093/claude-monet]; Extérieur de la gare Saint-Lazare, effet de soleil (1877) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/20093/claude-monet/painting/15639945/exterieur%20de%20la%20gare%20saint-lazare,%20effet%20de%20soleil《阳光下的圣拉扎尔火车站》]; 32,937,500 28; Gerhard RICHTER (b. 1932) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/24376/gerhard-richter]; Abstraktes Bild (1987) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/24376/gerhard-richter/painting/17206359/abstraktes%20bild《抽象画》]; 32,000,000 29; Juan GRIS (1887-1927) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/12022/juan-gris]; La table de musicien (1914) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/12022/juan-gris/painting/15639873/la%20table%20de%20musicien《音乐家的桌子》]; 31,812,500 30; Claude MONET (1840-1926) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/20093/claude-monet]; Le bassin aux nymphéas (1917-1919) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/20093/claude-monet/painting/17160522/le%20bassin%20aux%20nympheas]; 31,812,500 31; Andy WARHOL (1928-1987) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/30269/andy-warhol]; Six Self Portraits (1986) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/30269/andy-warhol/painting/15291357/six%20self%20portraits]; 31,414,491 32; Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/1608/jean-michel-basquiat]; Flesh And Spirit (1982/83) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/1608/jean-michel-basquiat/painting/15860460/flesh%20and%20spirit《肉體與精神》]; 30,711,000 33; Mark ROTHKO (1903-1970) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/25021/mark-rothko]; No. 7 (Dark Over Light) (1954) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/25021/mark-rothko/painting/15844893/no%207%20(dark%20over%20light)]; 30,687,500 34; Lucian FREUD (1922-2011) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/10385/lucian-freud]; Portrait on a White Cover (2002/03) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/10385/lucian-freud/painting/16229874/portrait%20on%20a%20white%20cover《白色床罩上的裸女肖像》]; 29,732,780 35; Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/22796/pablo-picasso]; La Lampe (1931) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/22796/pablo-picasso/painting/17160492/la%20lampe]; 29,562,500 36; David HOCKNEY (b. 1937) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/13619/david-hockney]; Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica (1990) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/13619/david-hockney/painting/15860451/]; 28,453,000 37; Andy WARHOL (1928-1987) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/30269/andy-warhol]; Most Wanted Men No. 11, John Joseph H., Jr (1964) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/30269/andy-warhol/painting/15844836/most%20wanted%20men%20no%2011,%20john%20joseph%20h,%20jr]; 28,437,500 38; Ren MAGRITTE (1898-1967) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/18384/rene-magritte]; Le principe du plaisir (1937) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/18384/rene-magritte/painting/17166501/]; 26,830,500 39; Francis BACON (1909-1992) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/1148/francis-bacon]; Figure in Movement (1972) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/1148/francis-bacon/painting/16837506/]; 25,918,362 40; Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/1608/jean-michel-basquiat]; Untitled (Pollo Frito) (1982) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/1608/jean-michel-basquiat/painting/17206398/untitled%20(pollo%20frito)《无题(炸鸡)》]; 25,701,500 41; Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/22796/pablo-picasso]; Femme dans un fauteuil (Dora Maar) (1942) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/22796/pablo-picasso/painting/16144233/femme%20dans%20un%20fauteuil%20(dora%20maar)]; 25,539,921 42; Egon SCHIELE (1890-1918) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/25911/egon-schiele]; Dämmernde stadt (Die kleine stadt ii) (1913) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/25911/egon-schiele/painting/17166453/dammernde%20stadt%20(die%20kleine%20stadt%20ii)%20(city%20in%20twilight%20(the%20small%20city%20ii))《暮色之城(小城之二)》]; 24,572,500 43; Wassily KANDINSKY (1866-1944) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/15079/wassily-kandinsky]; Improvisation auf mahagoni (1910) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/15079/wassily-kandinsky/painting/17166414/improvisation%20auf%20mahagoni%20(improvisation%20on%20mahogany)《桃花心木上的即兴创作》]; 24,233,800 44; Richard DIEBENKORN (1922-1993) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/7696/richard-diebenkorn]; Ocean Park #126 (1984) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/7696/richard-diebenkorn/painting/15844869/ocean%20park%20#126]; 23,937,500 45; ZAO Wou-Ki (1921-2013) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/31245/wou-ki-zao]; Et la terre était sans forme (1956-1957) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/31245/wou-ki-zao/painting/15515940/et%20la%20terre%20etait%20sans%20forme《大地无形》]; 23,305,301 46; Wassily KANDINSKY (1866-1944) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/15079/wassily-kandinsky]; Zum thema jngstes gericht (1913) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/15079/wassily-kandinsky/painting/17166420/zum%20thema%20jungstes%20gericht%20(on%20the%20theme%20of%20the%20last%20judgement)《最后审判论题》]; 22,879,000 47; Jeff KOONS (b. 1955) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/43452/jeff-koons]; Play-Doh (1994-2014) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/43452/jeff-koons/sculpture-volume/15844827/play-doh]; 22,812,500 48; Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/22796/pablo-picasso]; Le matador (1970) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/22796/pablo-picasso/painting/15271638/le%20matador《斗牛士》]; 22,780,091 49; Joan MIRO (1893-1983) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/19928/joan-miro]; Femme dans la nuit (1945) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/19928/joan-miro/painting/17227206/femme%20dans%20la%20nuit]; 22,590,000 50; Richard DIEBENKORN (1922-1993) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/7696/richard-diebenkorn]; Ocean Park #137 (1985) [https://www.artprice.com/artist/7696/richard-diebenkorn/painting/17185185/]; 22,587,500

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