Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art sale  totaled $422.1 million, the highest in the 270-year-old company's history.

Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti's 1951-52 bronze "Chariot" sold to a telephone bidder for an incredible $101 million. The work had a presale estimate of $90 million.

Soth Alberto Giacometti's 1951-52 bronze Chariot

The "Chariot" is now in the same ranking as Edvard Munch's  "The Scream" as one of the most expensive artworks ever sold at auction which sold for $120 million.

Amedeo Modigliani's "Head," sold for $70.7 million which is a new record for the artist.

Monet's landscapes and a portrait accounted for four of the top lots and totaled $61.9 million. Monet's 1881 piece Alice Hoschede in the Garden sold to a phone bidder for $33.7 million.

Vincent van Gogh Still Life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies was purchased by a Chinese telephone bidder.

Pieces by Balthus, Matisse, Marc Chagall and Giorgio de Chirico failed to find buyers.

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