Christie’s Auction Breaks Record

    This image released by Christie's auction house on Friday April 12, 2013, shows a drip painting by Jackson Pollock.  It has a pre-sale estimate of $25 million to $35 million for auction on May 15.   (AP Photo/Christie's)

    Drip painting by Jackson Pollock. (Christie's/AP)

    A contemporary art auction at Christie’s shattered the record for the highest sales figure at an art auction Wednesday night, raking in a massive $495 million. Among the 12 pieces that brought in the big bucks were works by Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. The top seller, a famous painting by Pollock titled No. 19, 1948 brought in $58.3 million. An impressive 66 out of the 70 works in the auction found new homes, leaving just four unsold.

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