Top Ten Art Sales in 2011

By Katya Kazakina and Scott Reyburn - 2011-12-29T20:17:02Z

Photograph by Bozar via Bloomberg

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Il Canal Grande da Palazzo Balbi

An 18th-century view of Venice's Grand Canal by Francesco Guardi fetched 26.7 million pounds ($42.7 million) at Sotheby's on July 6, a record for the artist and the second-highest price paid at auction for an Old Master painting.