Dead Artists Made the Most Money for Living Auctioneers in 2010

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9 out of 10 of the top selling artists of 2010 are dead, as per this nifty tally of the art market’s rebound. Pablo Picasso “made” the most with a $405,708,629 grand total, fattened by that fug, record-setting mistress painting for $106.5 million.

Speaking of, want to see a prim old gentleman gradually excited into a chortling, arm-waving climax/sell a Picasso for $95 million plus Christie’s hefty commission? Click here and see the millions fly.