This year saw the record for highest-selling artwork surpassed twice, first with Giacometti edging out a Picasso sale from 2004, and then with Pablo regaining the auction throne with a nine-figure sale three months later. All this action at the very top of the art world pecking order suggests a regained confidence among collectors following last year's collective moment of caution and uncertainty. Finally, Upper East Siders can once again decorate their townhouses with dignity!
10 Most Expensive Artworks Sold at Auction in 2010
This was a record-breaking year for auction houses all around the world. Here are the works that drew the most dollars and Euros (no Yen, though; those days are over).
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