The world’s most expensive auction item before 2023
The items sold at auction are almost always artistic, mythical, rare and iconic. Some of the world’s most expensive items sold at auction include a balloon animal statue and an iconic dress worn by Marilyn Monroe. See how much some people are willing to pay for the following items.
“Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)”
“Portrait of An Artist (Pool of Two Figures),” created by artist David Hockney in 1972, sold for $90.3 million at auction in 2018, breaking the world record for a work by a living artist.This piece replaces the previous world record holder, artist Jeff Koon’s orange “Balloon Dog”s
Marilyn Monroe’s dress
Have you ever had someone sing “Happy Birthday” to you in the style of Marilyn Monroe? Monroe’s 1962 rendition of the song for President Kennedy was one of the most iconic moments of her star-studded career, and the dress she wore that night was a hit. Believe it or not, Ripley’s bought the dress for $4.8 million in 2016, making it the most expensive dress ever sold at auction.
The Pink Star
The Pink Star, which weighs 59.6 carats, sold within the first five minutes of bidding at an auction in Hong Kong in 2017. The diamond sold for $71 million, making it the most expensive jewel ever sold at auction.
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
Typically, cars are expensive, but not as expensive as the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, which sold for $48.4 million at auction in 2018. The auction set a record for the highest price ever paid for a car at public auction.