The Telegraph compiled a list of the top ten prices paid publicly for works by Pablo Picasso as part of a story on Sotheby’s upcoming sale in London of a painting depicting a tomato plant that sat on Picasso’s windowsill in Paris during the second world war.

That picture is not expected to come anywhere near this list. Nonetheless, the current top ten makes interesting reading. Notice the four sales from the height of the boom in the 1980s remain on the list in positions 6 through 9.:

  1. Les Femmes d’Alger (“Version O”) – $179.4m (adjusted price) – sold in 2015
  2. Le Rêve – $157.5m – sold in 2013
  3. Garçon à la pipe – $130.5m – sold in 2004
  4. Nude, Green Leaves and Bust – $115.5m – sold in 2010
  5. Dora Maar au Chat – $111.8m – sold in 2006
  6. Les Noces de Pierrette – $94.2m – sold in 1989
  7. Yo, Picasso – $91.3m – sold in 1989
  8. Au Lapin Agile – $77.7m – sold in 1989
  9. Acrobate et jeune arlequin – $77.1m – sold in 1988
  10. Femme aux Bras Croisés – $75.6m – sold in 2000