Sold for: €2.888.250
World record for any living female artist
And in the category of "Works to make you scratch your head" we have:
Bear and Rabbit on a Rock
mascot heads, acrylic fur, metal armature, foam rubber, formica pedestal106 3/8 x 74¾ x 51 1/8 in. (270 x 190 x 130 cm.) Executed in 1992.
Sold for: $1,496,000
paintstick on Belgian linen 102 5/8 x 45 in. (260.5 x 114.5 cm.)
Executed in 1977
Sold for: $132,000
Oiseau dans l'espace
Sold for: $27,456,000
From what I remember from my Art from 1945 class in college, this sculpture caused the first debate on "What is Art" when it was being brought through customs. Apparently, there are no taxes to be paid on Art going through customs, but these customs officers saw the sculpture as a piece of machinery and definitely not art. I think the debate actually ended up in court (although a quick google search won't pull up any evidence to that effect....) and the jury voted that Oiseau dans l'espace was indeed art. A small triumph for humanity, I'd say.