5. Christie's Has Record-Breaking Contemporary Art Auction

Date: November 14, 2012

The most recent contemporary art auction at Christie's was historic. 11 works (by artists like Andy Warhol, Franz Kline, Jean Michel Basquiat, Mark Rothko, Jeff Koons, and Roy Lichtenstein) sold for over $10 million, 56 hit for over $1 million, and the final tally was a mind-blowing total of $412,253,100.