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The 10 most expensive artworks ever sold
Paul Cezanne's "Card Players" may be on top now, but other venerable works blazed this increasingly pricey path before it
The 10 most expensive artworks ever sold REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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he art market is a playground for the 1 percent, with millions of dollars traded for ownership of the world's most renowned art. The most recent landmark score goes to the royal family of Qatar, with the purchase of Paul Cezanne's "Card Players" for $250 million, making the Cezanne the most expensive painting of all time. Here, a look at works that previously held that title.

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