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Hot Art: Top 10 Auctions of 2012

- 2012-12-20T15:16:24Z

Sotheby's via Bloomberg

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6. "Sleeping Girl"

Roy Lichtenstein's 1964 painting "Sleeping Girl" sold for $44.9 million at Sotheby's in New York on May 9, an auction record for the Pop artist.

The image of a sultry blonde had been in the collection of Phil and Beatrice Gersh, who bought it from the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles in 1964. The Gershes were founding members of the city's Museum of Contemporary Art. Beatrice Gersh died last year; her husband, a former Hollywood agent, died in 2004.

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