The art market is on such a tear even the insiders are scratching their heads. Since New York’s spring sales started last week, at least $2.1 billion of art has been sold at Christie’s and Sotheby’s, with the top 10 lots accounting for almost $800 million.
2 of the collection
Pablo Picasso, “Les Femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’),” $179.4 million
A signed Claude Monet, dated 1905, sold for $54 million.