Christie’s Art Auction Sets Record

More evidence that the world’s rich keep sloshing their millions around while most people scramble for cake crumbs: ‘A contemporary art auction at Christie’s shattered the record for the highest sales figure at an art auction Wednesday night, raking in a massive $495 million. Among the 12 pieces that brought in the big bucks were works by Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. The top seller, a famous painting by Pollock titled “No. 19, 1948” (pictured), brought in $58.3 million. An impressive 66 out of the 70 works in the auction found new homes, leaving just four unsold.’

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