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Top 5 sellers at Christie's $745M art auction

Christie's contemporary art sale held this week in New York was the most expensive single auction in history, raking in $745 million.

Mark Rothko, "Untitled," 1952

christies rothko untitled
  • Sold for: $66.2 million

One of the most well-known artists of the abstract expressionism movement, Mark Rothko's work was commissioned for many well-known spaces, such as the Four Seasons in New York and Harvard's Holyoke Center.

"Untitled" was not made for a particular venue, and though the buyer remains anonymous, it was made for a space that must be rather large -- this work is over nine feet wide and 14 feet tall.

  @jillianeugenios - Last updated May 14 2014 02:15 PM ET

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