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Claude Monet is the 2022 mega-enchora champion, with 8 works beyond 30 million.

  Millésime 2022 exceptionnel pour les méga-enchères d'art © supplied by Franceinfo

while the major fall sales in New York are completed, 2022 is already a record year in terms of art mega-enchoors. 2022 is by far the most prolific year in mega-enchoors. Since the start of the year, 52 works have exceeded $ 30 million, while the previous record rose to 36 in 2015, according to a database run by AFP. 24 works exceeded 50 million, erasing the record of 15 works in 2014. The 100 million bar was crossed six times, when it had never been more than three times the same year.

A warhol at 195 million

this year is a famous portrait of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol , awarded in May by Christie's, who sold the most expensive, at 195 million dollars. This is the second largest adjudication in history, behind the Salvator Mundi attributed to Leonard de Vinci (450.3 million in 2017). But this work of Warhol is not the only one to have panicked the counters, since three works awarded in 2022 are ranked in the historic top 10 of art auctions. In addition to the Warhol, the posseurs, a point of point of pointlist of Georges Seurat , ranks 6th at 149.2 million, while the Sainte-Victoire mountain of Paul Cézanne ranks 10th at 137.8 million.

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The Paul Allen collection at 1.6 billion

These last two works were sold during the exceptional sale at Christie's in New York of The collection of Paul Allen , co -founder of Microsoft who died in 2018. This two -step sale, On November 9 and 10, sprayed the record for the most expensive auction collection, reaching $ 1.62 billion. The previous record only dated spring 2022, with the sale at Sotheby's in New York from the Macklowe collection, named after a wealthy New York couple, which had reached $ 922 million.

These two exceptional sales assert New York domination over art auctions. Of the 52 works awarded to more than 30 million in 2022, 42 were in New York (more than 80%), which ahead of London (8 works) and Hong Kong (2 works). Historically, almost 73% of mega-enchoors took place in New York, mainly in Christie's and Sotheby's.

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Claude Monet has the

Claude Monet side is the 2022 mega-enchères champion, with 8 works beyond 30 million. An artist had never recorded more than six in the same year. The Master Impressionist is ahead of Francis Bacon (4), Pablo Picasso and Marc Rothko (3). These artists illustrate the hegemony of the impressionist, modern and contemporary Western arts, which historically concentrate 89% of the auctions to more than 30 million. This year again, they represent 94% of mega-enchoards (49 out of 52). Only two Asian works and one of the old master exceeded 30 million in 2022.

many artists broke their auction this year. This is particularly the case of Andy Warhol, Georges Seurat and Paul Cézanne cities previously, but also by Vincent Van Gogh ($ 117.2 million), Paul Gauguin (105.7 million), Gustav Klimt ( 104.6 million), Lucian Freud (86.3 million), René Magritte (79.2 million), Piet Mondrian (51 million), Edgar Degas (41.6 million) or Paul Signac (39.3 million).

No woman in the list

No woman's work exceeded 30 million this year. In history, only three female works have passed this threshold, signed Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo and Louise Bourgeois . Georgia O'Keeffe holds the auction record for a woman, with a work sold for 44.4 million in 2014.

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