Among the broken records at the Christie's Contemporary and Post-War Art auction Tuesday night was a painting by Lucian Freud, "Benefits Supervisor Sleeping" (1995), which sold for $33 million. The life-size painting, which was expected to fetch $25-$35 million, was considered the British artist's most important painting to go on auction and set a sales record for work by a living artist.
Check out other record-setting sales at this spring season's auctions.
Prices include a buyer's premium. (Courtesy Christies Images LTD. 2008)