Masters of the Universe

Masters of the Universe: Picturing Space - WSJ - WSJ

The new book ‘Cosmigraphics’ chronicles the history of how humans have depicted space.

Masters of the Universe: Picturing Space - WSJ - WSJ

Masters of the Universe: Picturing Space - WSJ - WSJ

Masters of the Universe: Picturing Space - WSJ - WSJ

Masters of the Universe: Picturing Space – WSJ – WSJ.

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18 Unbelievably Expensive Artworks That Sold For Millions This Year

18. Claude Monet’s “L’lle aux Orties”: $8.1 Million
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17. Edward Hopper’s “Blackwell’s Island”:$19.2 Million

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16. Wassily Kandinksy’s “Studie zu Improvisation 3”: $21.2 Million

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15. Willem de Kooning’s “Untitled VIII”: $32.1 Million

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14. Gerhard Richter’s “Cathedral Square, Milan”: $37 Million

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13. Edward Hopper’s “East Wind Over Weehawken”: $40.5 Million

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12. Amedeo Modigliani’s “Jeanne Hebuterne (au chapeau)”: $42.1 Million

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11. Pablo Picasso’s “Femme Assise Pres d’une Fenetre (Woman Sitting Near a Window): $44.9 Million

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10. Norman Rockwell’s “Saying Grace”: $46 Million

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9. Mark Rothko’s “Untitled (No. 11)”: $46.1 Million

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8. Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Dustheads”: $48.4 Million

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7. Roy Lichtenstein’s “Woman with Flowered Hat”: $56.1 Million

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6. Andy Warhol’s “Coca-Cola [3]”: $57.2 Million

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5. Jackson Pollock’s “Number 19”: $58.3 Million

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4. Jeff Koons’ “Balloon Dog (Orange)”: $58.4 Million

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3. Andy Warhol’s “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)”: $105 Million

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2. Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucian Freud”: $142 Million

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1. Pablo Picasso’s “Le Rêve”: $155 Million

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18 Unbelievably Expensive Artworks That Sold For Millions This Year

How long can the art market boom last?

Historically, the overall trend is upwards, but not for everyone and not always.

How will today’s art stars fare in the future? Major political upheavals or financial problems inevitably have an impact on investment and the art market cannot be immune. Almost all the huge prices are, however, being made as a growing pool of ultra-rich buyers battles for a small number of brand-name works. There is a vast hinterland of good art by creators whose names will never be widely known and whose works will never achieve such heights. The overall trend of the market is upwards, historically, but not for everyone, and not always.

How long can the art market boom last? – FT.com.