A look at the 5 top record prices at NYC auctions
Here are the top five works that set record-breaking prices for contemporary, impressionist and modern art at Christie's and Sotheby's spring auction sales.
— Edvard Munch, "The Scream," May 2, Sotheby's; $119.9 million, the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction.
— Mark Rothko, "Orange, Red, Yellow," Tuesday, Christie's; $86.8 million, record for any contemporary artwork at auction.
— Roy Lichtenstein, "Sleeping Girl," Wednesday, Sotheby's; $44.8 million, record for the artist at auction.
— Francis Bacon, "Figure Writing Reflected in Mirror," Wednesday, Sotheby's; $44.8 million, the highest auction price for a single-panel painting by the artist.
— Yves Klein, "FC1," Tuesday, Christie's; $36.4 million, record for the artist at auction.