News -Chen Yifei's String Quartet most expensive contemporary painting in 2010

Artprice has tabulated the top 10 contemporary paintings in 2010.

Only one Chinese painter made it, but he's the top of the list! Chen Yifei's hyper realist String Quartet sold for $6.9 million, putting him just ahead of Basquiat, Richard Price and Jeff Koons. In sharp contrast to the Old Masters and Modern art segments, not one contemporary painting broke through the $10 million threshold last year.