Pablo Picasso, "Les femmes d'Alger (Version O)"
Pablo Picasso is one of the most celebrated artists of all time. As such, his work will fetch a pretty penny from art connoisseurs, who are more than willing to dig deep into their wallets to bring home an original Picasso. On Monday night, Pablo Picasso smashed another artworld record. His 1955 painting, "Les femmes d'Alger (Version O)," became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction sold when it sold at Christie's annual spring auction in New York City for a staggering $179.3 million, $39.3 million over the estimate. The artist now holds five of the world's most expensive artworks. From Renoir and van Gogh to Warhol and Pollock, flip through The Daily Beast gallery to see who else tops the list.