Top 10 best selling lots for 2011

Top 10 best selling lots for 2011

As the art world awaits to see how the global market downturn will affect the art market, MutualArt looked back over the first six months of the year with a review of the top lots so far.

Top 10 best selling lots:

£26,697,250 – Francesco Guardi, Venice, a view of the Rialto Bridge, Looking North, from the Fondamenta del Carbon, late 1760s

£25,241,251 – Pablo Picasso, La Lecture, 1932

£24,681,250 – Egon Schiele, HAUSER MIT BUNTER WASCHE (VORSTADT II), 1914

$38,442,500 – Andy Warhol, Self Portrait in four parts, 1963-64
£23,001,250 – Francis Bacon, Three Studies for Portrait of Lucien Freud, 1964

£22,441,250 – George Stubbs, Gimcrack on Newmarket Heath, with a trainer, a jockey and stable lad, 1765

$33,682,500 – Mark Rothko, Untitled No.17, 1961
$29,202,500 – Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, The meeting of Antony and Cleopatra: 41 BC, 1883

£17,961,250 -Pablo Picasso, Femme assise, robe bleue, 1939

£17,961,250 – Francis Bacon, Study for a Portrait, 1953