Sotheby’s is distinguished among leading luxury auction houses. The Sotheby’s story began back in 1744 with a London bookseller and continues today. Let’s take a peek at the company’s top 5 most expensive auction items ever! Note that these items are just for Sotheby’s auction house, there may well be other items sold from others that are more painful on the pay scale.
5. “Dora Maar au Chat” The Dora Maar with Cat by Pablo Picasso was painted in 1941. It garnered an impressive $95.2 million at Sotheby’s auction in May of 2006. This piece is of Picasso’s mistress and was practically hidden until the sale.