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The world's 10 most valuable artworks

From paint-spattered Pollock to Modigliani maiden, these paintings fetched the largest prices at auction Image: Reuters

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The work had been painted over so many times when it was acquired in 2005 that it was thought to be a copy
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 Willem de Kooning's Interchange is currently displayed at the Art Institute of Chicago
 The Card Players series was painted in Cézanne's final period in the early 1890s
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 Gauguin painted Nafea Fan Ipoipo on his first visit to Tahiti in 1892
 Jackson Pollock's technique involved pouring and dripping paint onto canvas
 Rothko's block colours works were painted in his late period, from 1946 onwards
Rembrandt's Portraits of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit at the Louvre Museum in Paris
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Pablo Picasso's Les Femmes d’Algers before its sale in 2015
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Nu Couché caused a scandal when first exhibited in 1917
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 Masterpiece uses the Ben-Day dot technique for which Lichtenstein became well-known
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